A parent of a charter school student wants to intervene in a court case challenging a new funding system for school facilities.
Marleny Olivo has two children who attend Palm Beach County public schools. One attends a district-run school. One attends a charter.
She argues that before HB 7069 passed earlier this year, the state and the local school board did not treat her children equally. Among other things, they did not use local property taxes to fund the facility at Academy for Positive Learning. But they did use that revenue to fund facilities at district schools.
The new law changed that. But the Palm Beach County School Board is challenging it in court. Other districts subsequently banded together and filed a pair of separate suits challenging the same law. Continue Reading →