KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has declined to dismiss a northeast Kansas lawsuit challenging the state's cap on how much money residents in a school district can raise through taxes.
U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum ruled Tuesday the plaintiffs can continue pursuing claims that the cap violated their constitutional rights of equal protection.
The plaintiffs are parents in Johnson County's Shawnee Mission School District. They allege the Legislature acted without a rational basis in the way it altered the state's funding formula.
As part of the formula, districts are restricted in how much money they can raise beyond what the state provides so wealthy school systems won't have an unfair advantage.
But Lungstrum rejected the parents' claim that the cap impairs their due process rights to fund and support education.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
We've already seen flurries on several occasions this season and that means bundling up to keep warm.
A southeast Kansas school superintendent says he was shocked to learn Gov. Sam Brownback was going to use welfare funds for a program aimed at raising fourth-grade reading scores.
Another search party has been set for University of Kansas student Gianfranco Villagomez. Friends say they last saw Villagomez early Saturday morning.