3 judge panel rules Kansas school funding inadequate under state constitution

Topeka_Kansas

A panel of judges charged with determining whether the state’s spending on public schools meets the constitutional burden for adequacy has ruled that the state is not allocating enough for K-12 education.

The highly anticipated ruling in what has become known as the “Gannon case” is certain to have an interesting impact on budget discussions as the Kansas legislature prepares to convene for its 2015 session, where it will grapple with how to fill a nearly $650 million deficit for the year.

The Wichita Eagle has an excellent summary of the decision here.

The full ruling is embedded below:

https://dfv6pkw99pxmo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2010CV1569-Complete-Memorandum-Opinion_201412301115151264.pdf