Partial dismissal of Kansas schools lawsuit sought

Attorney General Derek Schmidt presented the Outstanding Victim Service Organization Award to the Wichita Children's Home and Exploited and Missing Children's Unit Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Attorney General Derek Schmidt presented the Outstanding Victim Service Organization Award to the Wichita Children's Home and Exploited and Missing Children's Unit Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking a judicial panel to dismiss part of an education funding lawsuit against the state now that it has enacted a plan for boosting aid to poor school districts.

Schmidt filed his request Thursday with a three-judge panel in Shawnee County District Court. His filing came as the presiding District Judge Franklin Theis (TICE) set a June 11 hearing on whether the funding plan satisfies a Kansas Supreme Court order last month.

The Supreme Court ruled in a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts that the state needed to increase aid to poor districts. It also returned the case to the three-judge panel for further review of other issues.

Attorney John Robb said the plaintiffs are studying the order from Theis.

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