Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE Credit in Kansas and Missouri
Alan Rupe and Jessica Skladzien, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Wichita
When the people of Kansas adopted Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution, they adopted unique constitutional language requiring the Kansas Legislature to “make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.” This provision requires governmental action, while most constitutional provisions prohibit certain activity. Over the years, Kansas courts have interpreted what this language means. This presentation will look at the Court’s interpretation of this language over time, and how that interpretation has affected education in Kansas.