Danville Board of Education voted Monday night to help with legal expenses involved in a lawsuit that is expected to be filed Wednesday by the Council on Better Education.
The council plans to file suit against the state claiming that the state is not adequately funding public elementary and secondary education.
The council, which represents 166 of the 176 school districts in the state, has asked each of its member districts to contribute money for the legal fund at the rate of 50 cents for every student in the district. Danville has about 1,800 students; so its contribution will be about $900.
"The state constitution says that public elementary and secondary education must be adequately funded. The council will be saying in its suit that public education is not adequately funded and, thus, the state is violating the constitution," Danville Superintendent Bob Rowland said Monday before the board meeting.