School systems say they have standing to sue over state funding formula

June 12, 2010

Three Indiana school systems that claim in a lawsuit that the formula for distributing state school funding penalizes growing districts say they have the legal standing to sue.

The state asked that the lawsuit be dismissed, claiming that the districts don't have the authority to challenge the constitutionality of a state law. The school systems on Friday filed their response.

It's not clear when a ruling might come on the state's motion to dismiss the case. The lawsuit was filed in February.

Hamilton Southeastern schools north of Indianapolis, Middlebury Community Schools in Elkhart County and Franklin Township schools in Indianapolis say the state is not uniformly distributing school aid as required by the constitution.


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