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October 26, 2012

Stakes high in school funding suit

Perrin-Whitt CISD among local districts challenging the state’s system of funding public education

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

AUSTIN – Opening arguments began this week before Travis County District Judge John Dietz, as attorneys representing six Texas public school groups set forth their respective claims that the state’s school funding system is inequitable, unfair and violates the Texas Constitution.

The groups, representing about two-thirds of the state’s districts, are rolled into a single suit against the Lone Star State’s commissioner of education, board of education and comptroller of public accounts. While each makes a slightly different case, all agree that the state’s public school finance system doesn’t work.

The plaintiffs

Several area school districts, ranging from poorer ones to the wealthiest, are part of the litigation challenging the constitutionality of the state’s school finance system.

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