Arkansas Supreme Court Ruling Roils School Funding

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A divided Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled in a school district funding case that could throw the landmark Lake View decision out the window and roil public education funding in Arkansas.

On Thursday, Justice Paul Danielson wrote for the majority opinion that a case involving the collection of property taxes in excess of state requirements for school funding had been improperly administered in accordance with the state constitution.

The crux of the complaint – brought by representatives from the Eureka Springs and Fountain Lake school districts – suggested that additional monies collected through property taxes above a state minimum for school districts should not be redistributed to other school districts, but should be kept in the district from which it was collected.
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