(KCEN) -- More state funds could be coming to Texas schools.
Yesterday a district judge ruled that the state fails to provide local school districts equal access to revenue.
At issue are 5.4 billion dollars in cuts to schools and education grant programs that were imposed in 2011.
Many districts say simply restoring that funding won't be enough to fix a fundamentally flawed system.
The judge ruled in favor of those school districts, also saying the statewide property tax system is unconstitutional.
Edna Butts with Austin ISD said, "From every dollar we raise, approximately 45 cents goes back to the state. So we really have very little control over our own local dollars that are raised because we have to give those back to the state."
The state is likely to appeal the judge's ruling.