Kansas Supreme Court Sets Timeline in School Funding Lawsuit

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November on whether the school funding law has fixed unconstitutional disparities so it provides equal educational opportunities for all students.

But it will not be until spring of 2016 when it will hear the part of the appeal on whether Kansas has met its constitutional duty to provide adequate funding for public education.

The high court issued a four-page schedule Friday that sets separate timelines for briefings and arguments on the equity and adequacy of school funding in Kansas.

The court says that while those issues do not exist in isolation from each other, they are in different stages of resolution.

Citing a need for an expedited decision on the equity issue, the court set it for a November 6th hearing.