More than half of Missouri’s 524 public school districts are involved in the case. According to The Associated Press, the districts have spent more than $3.2 million on attorney fees, expert witnesses and other costs. The state has spent at least $1.4 million defending its school funding system.
In August, Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan ruled against the school districts on most counts. He still must rule on certain other issues in the case before it can be appealed.