In what might be the first legal case to address funding for online schools, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled that the state's school districts must pay cyberschools their share of per-pupil state funding for students who enroll in online classes from their jurisdictions.

The judge rejected a Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) request to prevent the state from withholding funding for districts that refuse to pay invoices from the cyberschools.

PSBA filed a lawsuit against the state education department, seeking an injunction to stop the department from withholding state...

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