The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lobato v. State of Colorado, Board of Education on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Education Finance—Constitutional Interpretation.
The Supreme Court held that the public school financing system complies with the Colorado Constitution, because it is rationally related to the constitutional mandate that the General Assembly provide a “thorough and uniform” system of public education. It also affords local school districts control over locally raised funds and therefore over “instruction in the public schools.” Accordingly, the Court reversed the trial court’s finding that the public school financing system is unconstitutional.
Summary and full case available here.