Court ruling allows key public school funding case to move closer to trial

Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court ruling Tuesday allows a key school funding case to proceed.  

Commonwealth Court deemed that the lawsuit challenging the equity and adequacy of Pennsylvania's school funding system can go forward to trial.  

The court denied a claim by legislative leaders — including state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and House Speaker Mike Turzai — that the suit was moot because Pennsylvania adopted a so-called fair funding formula two years ago.  

The ruling pleased Education Law Center Legal Director Maura McInerney.

"This eliminates a major obstacle to trial in this case, and is a significant victory for public schoolchildren in Pennsylvania," she said.

No trial date has been set.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Maura McInerney.