The Wyoming Education Association’s claim that the state underfunds public schools will go to trial in June

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A lawsuit alleging that the state of Wyoming is not adequately funding public schools will go to trial after a Laramie County judge last week denied the state’s request to immediately rule on parts of the case.

It is the latest step in the lawsuit filed by the Wyoming Education Association in 2022.

The association alleges that the Legislature has failed to meet its constitutional obligation to fund a high-quality, equitable and cost-based public education system, specifically by underfunding the state’s education model.

Since the lawsuit was filed, eight school districts have joined the association to challenge the state. The trial will start in June.