Somers, Robb &
Robb serves as General Counsel for Schools For Fair Funding, Inc., a
Kansas non-profit corporation composed of member public school districts
interested in Kansas school finance issues.
SFFF and its
predecessor organization, SEEK, are the umbrella organizations that have
sponsored school finance litigation in Kansas since the 1980s.
These organizations were responsible for sponsoring or defending the
following school finance lawsuits in Kansas:
Gannon vs. State
Petrella vs. Brownback
Montoy vs. State of Kansas
Robinson vs. State of Kansas
Mock vs. State of Kansas
Gannon case was tried by Alan Rupe and John Robb in 2012 and
resulted in additional reform of Kansas school finance laws and the
injection of over $1,038,000,000 per year into Kansas public education.
Gannon made seven trips to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Montoy case was tried by Alan Rupe and John Robb in 2003 and
resulted in the reform of Kansas school finance laws and the injection
of over $756,000,000 per year into Kansas public education. Montoy
made five trips to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Robinson and Mock cases were also tried by Alan Rupe and John