Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to mediate a dispute between the state and local school districts about the required level of state support for public education. A district court ruled in January that the funding allocated by the Legislature was unconstitutionally low.

A separate motion to stay the decision until a compromise can be reached was also filed. Gov. Sam Brownback said he ordered the filings to avoid a long, contentious dispute between the courts and the Legislature over education spending.

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