No. 53,760

231 Kan. 636 (1982)

648 P.2d 710

D. WILLIAM PROVANCE, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. SHAWNEE MISSION UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 512, et al., Defendants-Appellees, v. JACK BALSINGER and RONALD G. BLECKE, Defendants-Appellants.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

Opinion filed July 16, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Norman E. Gaar, of Gaar & Bell, of Kansas City, Missouri, argued the cause and Lori S. Klarfeld, of Mission, was on the brief for the defendants-appellants.

James R. Orr, of Bennett, Lytle, Wetzler, Winn & Martin of Prairie Village, argued the cause and John L. Vratil, of the same firm, was with him on the brief for the defendants-appellees.

D. William Provance, of Shawnee Mission, argued and was on the brief pro se.

The opinion of the court was delivered by


This is an appeal from the district court's decision holding this State's school closing statutes, K.S.A. 72-8136a et seq., in part unconstitutional.

The Shawnee Mission Unified School District No. 512 is a political subdivision of the State located in Johnson County. Pursuant to K.S.A. 72-8127 the Board of Education has divided the school district into five geographical areas, or member districts...

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