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

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 02:09s - Published
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

A Judge ruled that the 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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