Friday, February 12, 2010
The Kansas Supreme Court planned to announce Friday whether it will grant a petition by school districts to reopen a 2006 school finance case.
Attorneys for a coalition of 74 districts say the state is failing to comply with the court's earlier holding that state aid to schools was unconstitutionally low.
Attorney General Steve Six is fighting the districts' request to reopen the case. He says a 2005 Kansas law requires that any challenge to school finance be filed first in district court.
Six also says the economic downturn has hurt all of Kansas government and legislators can't be expected to hold schools, social services or any agency immune from budget cuts.