School finance ruling 11 am today, KASB webinar on decision 4 pm

The Kansas Supreme Court will issue its decision on the Gannon school finance case at approximately 11 a.m. today and KASB will conduct a webinar on the ruling at 4 p.m. today.

To join the webinar please go to https://kasb.adobeconnect.com/e7lpk03mtq3/event/login.html . If you have participated before, look for the blue text stating “If you have registered with us before, please click here.” You will be taken to a new page. For those who cannot participate in the live webinar, it will be archived at kasb.org/legiswebinars.

KASB’s Mark Tallman, associate executive director for advocacy, and KASB attorney Lori Church will provide analysis on what the decision means and what will happen next in the case.

The state Supreme Court decision will appear first around 11 a.m. on the recent published opinions page here — www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/opinions/default.asp. All other documents related to this case are available at www.kscourts.org/kansas-courts/supreme-court/Cases_of_interest/Cases/113267/default.asp.

Plaintiff school districts have alleged the state has failed to meet its constitutional duty to adequately fund schools for years which has hurt Kansas students. The state says school funding is at record levels and that most students are doing well.

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