School funding trial testimony ends

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Friday, February 23 2007 Feb 23, 2007 Friday, February 23, 2007 7:05:59 PM CST February 23, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - Testimony in the state school-funding trial has wrapped up after more than seven weeks. About half of Missouri's school districts filed a lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court three years ago. They argue that the state is not spending enough on public schools and divides the money unfairly. During the trial, school officials said they lack enough money and that more could be done if they were better funded. School finance experts have also spoken about how to set the state's school-funding formula. Experts for the suing schools called for more than one (b) billion dollars more a year. Final witnesses spoke today, including former state senator Harold Caskey. Closing arguments are set for next month.

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