A landmark lawsuit challenging the adequacy and fairness of the way Connecticut funds its schools will go to trial at the beginning of next year — three months later than its last scheduled start date.

The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, a collaborative that brought suit against the state in 2005, announced Wednesday that it and state attorneys have agreed to a January 6, 2015 trial date. The case, known as CCJEF vs. Rell, was previously scheduled to start Sept. 9 of this year.

“This is but an inconsequential delay in our decade-long struggle to make sure that school children will have their day in court.  Moving the trial date to January can only strengthen our case and heighten our resolve,” said coalition president Herb Rosenthal of Newtown.

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