Orange School Board votes to join lawsuit over new school law

The Orange County School Board voted Tuesday to join a proposed lawsuit that will challenge the constitutionality of parts of a controversial education law the Florida Legislature passed this spring.

Orange’s board, which voted 8-0 to join the legal fight, is the 10th district to do so, deciding to enter the multi-school-district effort about an hour after the Polk County School Board, said Woody Rodriguez, the board’s attorney.

Board members are convinced the law, HB 7069, has unconstitutional provisions related to charter schools, publicly funded institutions run by private groups.

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