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WFISD Joins the Lawsuit Against the State

<span style="font-size: 14px;">In a unanimous vote Monday night, Wichita Falls School Board Members voted to join other districts across Texas in a lawsuit against the state. </span>
In a unanimous vote Monday night, Wichita Falls School Board Members voted to join other districts across Texas in a lawsuit against the state. Several lawsuits have been brought against the state of Texas protesting the way public education is funded, and now Wichita Falls ISD is on board.
WFISD will be joining the suit filed by Equity Center, which focuses on bringing poorer districts in the state, which includes WFISD, to the same level of funding as richer districts. Under current law, money the state spends per student varies widely between districts, with some getting more than $12,000 a year while others get as little as $4,100
"The Equity Center implies, they are looking at first and foremost the equity, the difference between what a student may generate in state funding in one district across the state, throughout the state," said Dr. George Kazanas, WFISD Superintendent
Kazanas says Wichita Falls sits at the bottom 14th percentile of aid received by the state. The district is estimating it'll cost $17,000 to join in the lawsuit. A Travis County District Judge has been named to hear the lawsuit.
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