The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding the Kansas Supreme Court ruling on Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al., v. State of Kansas:

“Today is a great day for Kansas and for our kids. Educating our kids is not just one of the best ways to address challenges facing our state, it’s also our moral and constitutional obligation. Yet for years our leaders failed to meet that obligation. That’s why I promised to be the education Governor and end the cycle of litigation that has plagued Kansas for far too long. Even before I took office I worked with my staff and the State Board of Education to create a plan to finally end this lawsuit. Today’s decision validates that plan and is a victory for Kansas.   

“I will do everything I can to hold the Legislature to its promise to fully fund our schools and avoid more legal battles over our education system. Funding our schools is about more than money and lawsuits. It’s about our kids, their hopes and dreams, and the future of Kansas. Investing in our children’s education is the best investment we can make, and as long as I am Governor I will continue to fight for our schools and our kids.”