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Greenwood to intervene in school funding lawsuit

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GREENWOOD, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Greenwood School Board has unanimously voted to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges how the state funds public schools.

The board voted 6-0 on Thursday to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the Deer/Mount Judea School District. Last fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit brought up new school funding claims that weren't addressed by the Lake View case that ended in 2007.

The suit alleges that the state has not properly studied what constitutes an adequate education, cost of living adjustments and transportation funding.

Greenwood Superintendent John Ciesla says it's in his district's best interest to speak out because the outcome will affect the district. The Van Buren School District has also voted to intervene in the case.

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