It’s understandable that, as the state’s largest school district, USD 259 wants a place at the table during discussions about another possible school-finance lawsuit. But deciding at this time to become a full, voting member of Schools for Fair Funding — which the school board is considering at its meeting tonight — would make the district appear insensitive to the thousands of Kansans who have lost their jobs and to the other state programs that have had their budgets cut by much larger percentages. It’s also hard to justify spending an additional $60,000 to upgrade its affiliate membership when the district has so many other unmet needs.
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