State Board of Education to support funding bill

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On Tuesday the State Board of Education voted unanimously to try to file a legal brief to support the school funding bill that the Kansas Supreme Court is considering, according to the Kansas Association of School Boards. 

The funding bill adds $90 million each year for four years to the already hundreds of millions of dollars increase to funding. 

The board voted 10-0 to seek to file an amicus brief with the court supporting the school finance part of SB 16, but not the various policy provisions in the bill that are unrelated to funding.

The funding plan has already been approved by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor. Now the Supreme Court has to approve it. 

Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for May 9 and a decision is expected before June 30.

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