State, Districts File Joint Report in School Funding Case

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Lawyers for both sides in the long-running Lake View school funding case have laid out in a joint report the details of legislation this year that bear on the case. They include a $122 million boost in per-student funding and $456 million set aside to repair dilapidated school buildings.

Attorneys for the state and for school districts submitted their report yesterday to the special masters overseeing the case for the state Supreme Court. The report said the funding increases and several other bills signed into law during the session that ended last week address the remaining issues raised in a previous joint report.

A conference with attorneys in the lawsuit is scheduled for Tuesday before special masters Bradley Jesson and David Newbern.

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