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Attorney representing four school districts suing Kansas says school aid plan is inadequate

An attorney representing four school districts suing Kansas says an education funding plan approved by lawmakers isn’t adequate.

Attorney John Robb predicted Thursday that the Kansas Supreme Court will reject Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s plan for an education funding increase of roughly $90 million a year.

Robb said it doesn’t provide enough new money for public education after the 2019-20 school year.

The House approved the plan, 76-47, and the Senate passed it, 31-8, to send the measure to Kelly.

The four school districts sued the state in 2010.  The Supreme Court said in an order last year that a 2018 law promising additional funding increases wasn’t sufficient because it hadn’t accounted for inflation.

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