Arkansas Court To Hear Arguments In Funding Case

Sep 5, 2013

The Arkansas Supreme Court is hearing a school district's request to revive its lawsuit challenging the way the state funds education.

Justices on Thursday were scheduled to hold oral arguments over the Deer/Mount Judea school district's lawsuit that the state's current school funding system violates the state's Constitution. A Pulaski County judge dismissed the district's case in 2011 and rejected a motion to reconsider it, ruling that the district's claims had previously been addressed in the long-running Lake View school funding case.

The school funding case ended in 2007 when justices ruled that Arkansas had funded its schools adequately. The district is challenging the constitutionality of several funding areas, including money for isolated districts and transportation.