Palm Beach County School District doesn't have to share referendum money with charter schools

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Palm Beach County School District doesn't have to share referendum money with charter schools

A Judge ruled that the Palm Beach County School District doesn't have to share referendum money with charter schools.


Palm Beach County School District doesn't have to share referendum money with charter schools

YOUR TAXPAYERDOLLARS.TONIGHT - PALM BEACHCOUNTY SCHOOLS HAS AMAJOR VICTORY.A JUDGE SAYS THEDISTRICT WON'T HAVETO SHARE - MONEYRAISED IN AREFERENDUM - WITHLOCAL CHARTERSCHOOLS.WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5'SJILLIAN IDLE IS LIVEWITH THE IMPACT.JILLIAN?LAST NOVEMBER- VOTERSDECIDED TO RAISEPROPERTY TAXES TOGIVE THE PALM BEACHCOUNTY SCHOOLDISTRICT AN EXTRA200-MILLION DOLLARS AYEAR.LAWMAKERS SAID THEYHAD TO SHARE THEMONEY WITH CHARTERSCHOOLS BUT THEDISTRICT SAID ITWOULDNREFERENDUMSPECIFICALLY LEFTTHEM OUT.THREE CHARTER SCHOOLSSUED BUT A JUDGE ISNOW SIDING WITH THEDISTRICT.<<Francisco Lopez,principal of inletgrove community highschool 8:02:11“Ibelieve itday for publiceducatio”INLET GROVE PRINCIPALFRANCISCO LOPEZFIRST THOUGHT WAS HISSTUDENTS WHENLEARNING ABOUT THELATEST COURT RULINGBY A PALM BEACHCOUNTY JUDGE8:04:46“all theparents from charterschools are taxpayers so what wouldhave happened if allthe parents fromcharter schoolsdecided they didnwant all the taxpayer money going topublic school”ON FRIDAY A PALMBEACH COUNTY CIRCUTJUDGE THREW OUT ALAWSUIT BY 3 CHARTERSCHOOLS CLAIMING THESCHOOL BOARD VIOLATEDFLORIDA LAW BYREFUSING TO SHAREVOTER-APPROVED TAXMONEY.THE SCHOOL DISTRICTRESPONDED IN ASTATEMENT SAYING“this represents ahuge victory for theschool boar”THE 4 YEAR PROPERTYTAX INCREASE APPROVEDIN 2018 IS EXPECTEDTO RAISE ABOUT 200MILLION A YEARTAX DOLLARS THATLOPEZ SAYS HIS SCHOOLSHOULD ALSO HAVEACCESS TOFrancisco Lopez,principal of inletgrove community highschool 8:03:33“And Iknow that a fewcharter schools havegiven a bad name tothe charter movementbut there are so manycharter schools thathave saved entirecommunitie”

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