The Utica School District and seven other small city school districts are filing an appeal in a small cities school funding case.

The districts are suing New York over what they contend in inadequate funding by the state.

A Supreme Court Judge ruled against the districts last month.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says he's pleased that the school districts are appealing the decision.  Brindisi says he'll continue to fight for a fair and equitable funding formula for school children across the state.