Brownback Requests Hold On School Funding Ruling

Feb 8, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback is seeking mediation in a lawsuit over school funding.

A district court recently ruled that the state isn't meeting constitutional requirements and needs to increase funding for Kansas schools.

Brownback asked the state Attorney General to seek a hold on the ruling, so all parties involved have time to study solutions. The filings also request the court to appoint a mediator, in attempt to reach an agreement outside of courtroom.

The school funding lawsuit was filed on behalf of students, parents and four school districts.

Some conservative lawmakers and the governor do not agree with the ruling; Brownback says legislators should determine the state’s school funding level, not the courts.