Court Partially Revives Arkansas School-Funding Case

Oct 10, 2013

The Arkansas Supreme Court has revived part of a lawsuit challenging the way the state funds its public schools.

On Thursday, justices reversed part of a Pulaski County judge's decision dismissing a lawsuit by the Deer/Mount Judea School District that claims the state has not lived up to the reforms ending the long-running Lake View school funding suit.

The court ruled that Deer/Mount Judea raised new issues that have emerged since the Lake View case ended in 2007.

The lawsuit included complaints that the state has not properly studied what constitutes an adequate education, cost of living adjustments and transportation funding.

The court agreed with the state that several other issues had been addressed in previous school-funding cases. The case now goes back to the lower court.