The Dodge City school board hasn't decided whether it's going to sue the state Legislature again— and board members say that vote is a long way off.


The Dodge City school board hasn't decided whether it's going to sue the state Legislature again— and board members say that vote is a long way off.
    But the board took a step closer to that decision when it sent two members, accompanied by USD 443 business manager Bill Hammond, to evaluate the litigation question at a July 24 meeting of Schools for Fair Funding in Newton.
    USD 443 board members Dan Reichenborn and Dennis Doris joined school board members from Wichita, Kansas City, Salina and numerous other districts from across the state for a presentation by the two attorneys who successfully represented USD 443 in the landmark Kansas Supreme Court case Montoy v. Kansas. That case increased school funding by millions of dollars, but those monies were slashed to pre-Montoy levels in the last legislative session.
    School board Chairman Reichenborn said that attorneys Alan Rupe and John Robb provided the crowd of board members and administrators with an overview of the state's school funding history, then recapped the Montoy case.
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