Supreme Court says schools can fund lawsuit against the state, but does it matter?

There was a development today in the lawsuit by some school district against the state. The state Supreme Court ruled that districts can pay legal expenses for the lawsuit.

I don’t know about you, but my interest in the lawsuit seriously waned when the economy went south. Even if it can be proved that school districts are under-funded and should be getting more money from the state, I don’t know where they’re going to find the money. Legislators had to cover a serious budget hole this year with stimulus funds, and if the economy doesn’t get better next year they’re probably going to have to make deep cuts across many programs.

Instead of getting the extra money that they think they’re legally entitled to, school districts could actually see their funding go backwards. They might start wishing then that they’d held on to the money they fought to spend on the lawsuit.