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Lawsuit alleging Wyoming unconstitutionally underfunds schools heading for trial

Litigation over how Wyoming funds public education is on track for a full trial after a Laramie County district court judge on Wednesday dismissed the state’s request to decide part of the case now.

The lawsuit, brought by the Wyoming Education Association in 2022, claims Wyoming has violated its constitution by failing to adequately fund public schools. Eight school districts joined the lawsuit as intervenors to challenge the state.

Wednesday’s decision by Judge Peter Froelicher stymies the state’s latest attempt to avoid having the merits of the case tried in court. In December 2022, Laramie...