Indian River Charter Schools Sue District

dollar-726881_1280Florida’s districts can ask voters to help fund schools through a local referendum.  Charters in Indian River want a share.  Five charters: Indian River Charter High School, Inc., Imagine Schools at South Vero, North County Charter School, Inc., Sebastian Charter Junior High, Inc., and St. Peter’s Academy, Inc.,  have filed a lawsuit.  In 2012, voters approved a .6 mills increase in property taxes to fund their local public schools.  Charters backed the referendum and want a pro-rata share.

Most districts do not and are not required to share funding from a local referendum with charters.  Nevertheless, the competition for money goes on.  The case was assigned to Administrative Law Judge Cathy M. Sellers.



Posted in Charter School Management, Florida, Funding, Public Education.

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