June 6, 2015
Arguments over whether the state has violated the intent of a constitutional amendment passed by Colorado voters were presented in front of the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The hearing was for a lawsuit filed last summer by a group of parents and education advocates that claims the state is unconstitutionally cutting school districts’ funding by changing the formula that calculates how much each district gets.
“They say, as a matter of budgetary necessity, we are going to cap funding,” Sean Connelly, an attorney for the group filing the lawsuit, told the justices. “The formula is not driving spending anymore. What’s driving spending is a preset funding cap, and then they back into the numbers.”
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