Case hoping to overhaul state school funding stystem set for trial in 2020

Case hoping to overhaul state school funding stystem set for trial in 2020

Author: Stephen Caruso/Friday, December 7, 2018/Categories: News and Views

A lawsuit that could overturn Pennsylvania’s school funding is tentatively scheduled to go to trial in summer 2020.

The suit, filed by six Pennsylvania families, six school districts, the NAACP and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools claims that the commonwealth’s current school funding system violates a state constitutional guarantee to an education.

The Public Center Law Center is representing the plaintiffs, along with the Education Law Center. Public Interest Law Center attorney Michael Churchill expressed confidence in their case in a statement.

“The legislature has the power to fix this, whether they take action before 2020 or wait for us to win at trial,” he said.

The case is currently before Commonwealth Court. The discovery process is set to end in October 2019.

Stephen Caruso is the Harrisburg bureau chief at The PLS Reporter. Have a question, comment or tip? Email him at stephen@mypls.com.

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