Appeal anticipated for school funding case
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Appeal anticipated for school funding case

Date: September 5, 2007
By: Elizabeth Ford
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Even after a Cole County Circuit Judge upheld all aspects of the state's current school funding program, except for the 25 percent funding formula, the suing school's attorney says the battle may not be over.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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The Committee for Educational Equality says they did not anticipate to lose the school funding case, but are looking to the future.

Tyler Laney, Superintendent of Crane School District and the Vice Chairman of the committee that's suing the state of Missouri says he believes there will be support for an appeal after the final judgement is filed.

 

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Description: "You know I'm tickled to death that we have kids in the state that attend...world-class school districts.  But if we're going to provide for some we need to provide for all."
 

A second hearing on September 20th will decide minor details of the case.  After the final judgement is handed down, the clock starts ticking for the committee to file an appeal.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Beth Ford.