School districts are weighing a legal challenge to force an overhaul of the state’s 25-year-old education funding formula, which advocates say is widening gaps between poor and wealthy communities.

Lawmakers were debating bills to address funding disparities created by the so-called foundation budget — based on the recommendations of a commission nearly three years ago — but failed to agree on a plan before formal sessions ended on Beacon Hill on July 31.

Tom Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, said local school leaders are “extremely disappointed” that lawmakers didn’t adopt any changes, and frustration is running high.

Read the full article on the Gloucester Times website.