2016 News Releases

AG Schmidt, plaintiffs ask Supreme Court to approve new school finance bill

Release Date: Jun 27, 2016

TOPEKA – (June 27, 2016) – The parties in the school-finance case today asked the Kansas Supreme Court to approve the new school finance bill passed last week by the Legislature and signed into law today by the Governor, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

The request filed today is a joint stipulation submitted by the attorney general and counsel for the plaintiff school districts that are suing the state.

“[T]he State and Plaintiff Districts jointly request that the Court enter an order acknowledging that the Legislature has currently satisfied the Court’s orders … regarding equity, that Kansas schools are currently funded in compliance with the equity requirement of [the Kansas Constitution], and therefore that no remedy is necessary or appropriate at this time,” the joint stipulation states.

If granted by the Court, the joint request would ensure schools remain open and operating after June 30. A copy of the joint stipulation is available at http://1.usa.gov/299CRXx

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