News Service of Florida
A circuit judge has rejected the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Palm Beach County School Board that challenges a controversial new education law.
After holding a hearing in the case, Leon County Circuit Judge James Shelfer issued a two-paragraph order late Monday afternoon denying the state’s motion for dismissal. The Palm Beach County School Board in September filed the case, which challenges a law, commonly known as HB 7069, that the Legislature passed this spring.
The case targets part of the law requiring school boards to share with charter schools a portion of property-tax revenues used for building projects. The Palm Beach County board contends that the requirement violates the Florida Constitution by infringing on the rights of local school boards.
In a brief this month, attorneys for the Palm Beach board argued the court should stop that part of the law from taking effect. Continue Reading →