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Kansas Districts Want Lower Court To Stay On Schools Lawsuit

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School districts suing the state of Kansas over education funding are telling the state Supreme Court that they want a lower court to continue handling their lawsuit.

Four districts asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to reject the state's request that the high court handle the lawsuit instead of a three-judge Shawnee County District Court panel.

The districts sued the state in 2010.

The lower-court panel ruled in December that the state is not adequately funding schools.

The state asked the panel to reconsider in January.

The districts filed their own request to block legislators from tampering with additional aid to poor districts approved last year.

The panel has a hearing scheduled for Thursday.