The Hamilton County School Board approved to join seven other counties in a lawsuit against House Bill 7069 at Monday night’s meeting.
“Seven districts that have committed to the lawsuit,” School attorney James Willingham said. “Bay, Broward, Lee, Miami-Dade, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Volusia. There is indication that Pinellas and Orange county will come in. With just the seven that have committed that is over 1 million students in their total student body.”
Willingham and Superintendent Rex Mitchell agreed that the House Bill 7069 is unconstitutional. The board approved that Hamilton County School District will join the lawsuit and put forth a maximum of $5,000 toward the $350,000 total, of all seven counties.