The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments from attorneys on July 18 to determine whether a new school funding law complies with the state constitution.
The court set an expedited schedule on Monday for the law’s review. A four-page order from Chief Justice Lawton Nuss said the new law will take effect July 1 as planned, and it remain in force during the court’s review.
The law phases in a $293 million increase in spending on public schools over two years. It also creates a new per-pupil funding formula for the state’s 286 school districts and provides more funding to programs for low-performing students.
The court ruled in March that the state’s $4 billion a year in education funding is inadequate under the state constitution.