Oral arguments are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the school finance case in the Kansas Supreme Court. An order today from Chief Justice Lawton Nuss sets out some scheduling for the case.
In the case, students, parents and districts, including the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, are suing the state of Kansas over school funding that was cut and that they say should be paid to the schools according to the state constitution. Mediation was approved in the case.
The appellants' and cross-appellants' briefs are due on May 15, appellees' and cross-appellees' briefs are due July 15 and appellants and cross-appellants' briefs are due Aug. 9 in the case.
The mediators in the case will be Deanell R. Tacha and J. Steven Pigg.
Justice Carol Beier has recused herself from participating in the school finance case, according to the court documents. Judge David L. Stutzman has been assigned to sit for Justice Beier.