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Kansas Supreme Court OKs Legislature's School Finance Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Supreme Court OK's Legislature's School Funding Plan

July 8-- A ruling this afternoon by the Kansas Supreme Court's will keep public schools open this fall.

A three-page order signed by Chief Justice Kay McFarland says the present solution may not be ideal, but it has been approved in the meantime.

The Supreme Court says it will review further legislative action to improve education funding.

Justices issued their ruling hours after hearing arguments from attorneys regarding a $148.4 million funding increase legislators approved this week.

School districts will begin receiving the increased funds in September.

State aid to schools now totals about $3 billion annually.

Today, Justices also lifted stays on two provisions allowing local school boards to increase property taxes. The court wants the Legislature to make the provisions good for all districts.

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