KS Supreme Court to give school finance bill high priority on the docket

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- 13 NEWS caught up with Chief Justice Lawton Nuss Friday morning and asked him about the school finance bill.

He couldn't talk specifics because the case is ongoing. However, he did say - as a matter of procedure - it will be given priority on the docket.

"That is part of it and the fact that it is of immense importance to just about everybody in Kansas," Chief Justice Nuss said.

On Monday, lawmakers approved a plan to phase in a $293 million increase for Kansas schools.

The move comes after a March ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court to boost education funding.

The state's high court gave lawmakers a June 30th deadline to fix school funding.