by Jessica Reber
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
4:11 PM CST, March 1, 2013
The Kansas Surpeme Court has ordered a mediator oversee a challenge to the state's school finance laws.
The ruling comes after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Gov. Sam Brownback asked the court to send the case to mediation. The motion was filed in January.
A group of school districts and parents filed the lawsuit in 2010 alleging that the state was out of compliance with a 2005 Supreme Court order. A lower court ruled the state's system for funding K-12 schools was unconstitutional.Both sides have a week to agree to a mediator. The court will appoint a mediator if neither can agree. A conference is scheduled for Monday, March 11.
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