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September 1, 2009

AG Koster Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on School Funding Formula

Jefferson City, MO. -- Attorney General Chris Koster today applauded the decision by the Missouri Supreme Court to uphold the state's method of funding public schools. In a 7-0 decision, the Court agreed with the Attorney General's argument that the Missouri foundation formula for schools is constitutional.

“I applaud the Supreme Court's ruling upholding our school funding formula,” Koster said. “In 2005, the Legislature worked hard to devise a formula that would be as fair as possible to Missouri school children. Now it is time to put our focus back on education rather than litigation.”

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