Judge getting update on North Carolina school funding equity plan

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Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 8:54 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge wants an update on why a funding roadmap designed to reduce public education inequities among students hasn’t been carried out so far.

Superior Court Judge David Lee scheduled a court hearing for Monday in the long-running “Leandro” school funding case.

He’s said that the legislature and Gov. Roy Cooper should fully fund the remedial spending plan, in particular by earmarking $1.7 billion through mid-2023.

Republican lawmakers and the Democratic governor are still in state budget talks that include K-12 spending.

Lee wrote last month he was prepared to issue “judicial remedies” if he didn’t see concrete action by Monday.

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