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Missouri Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Springfield Public Schools Postponed to 2025

A trial hearing for a lawsuit between the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Springfield Public Schools has been pushed back to next year.

The three-day trial was originally scheduled for November of this year, but both parties agreed more time was needed to prepare.

The lawsuit was filed in 2021 by then-Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who is now a U.S. Senator representing the state. Current AG Andrew Bailey has since continued the push.

The case centers around an accusation that SPS violated Sunshine Laws when Schmitt requests the districts records on the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) at area schools.

School district officials claim the request was far too broad that would require an excessive amount of time to gather all of the desired information, and say “appropriate reimbursement” would be necessary.

The trial is now set to take five days beginning January 13, 2025, through January 17.