Kansas Supreme Court sets May 10 hearing date for school finance case

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments May 10 to determine whether the school funding equity bill that Gov. Sam Brownback signed this week meets the Kansas Constitution’s requirement for equitable funding.

In an order released Friday morning, the court said it was putting the case on an expedited schedule. The court has threatened to order the closure of the state’s entire public school system if lawmakers fail to enact a constitutional funding mechanism by July 1.

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