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Kansas Supreme Court Hears Latest Arguments Over School Funding

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The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments today over the issue of equitable funding for the state's school districts.

Stephen McAllister, an attorney for the state, said lawmakers complied with earlier court rulings by increasing state funding to help reduce inequities. He says lawmakers tried to lock in the funding with a temporary block grant system while they write a new school funding plan.

“I think that effort is both appropriate and laudable, not something that should be criticized,” McAllister says.

The school districts argue that allocating the additional money still hasn't completely addressed the problem, and fixing it would take an additional $50 million.