Wed June 20, 2012
Education Official Testifies In School Funding Lawsuit
A Kansas official says school districts are concerned about more than just the resources needed to provide their students with a suitable education.
Deputy Education Commissioner Craig Neuenswander finished testifying today in the trial of a lawsuit over how Kansas funds its public schools. He was called by attorneys for the 54 school districts whose lawsuit claims Kansas has been spending too little to satisfy the state constitution’s requirement for providing a “suitable” education. He said schools want to make sure students have the knowledge they need to be productive.
Lawyers for the state contend the Legislature has done the best it could to fund schools as state revenue declined during the recession that began in December 2007.