PBC school board joins suit over charter-friendly education law

Palm Beach County School Board members voted Wednesday to join at least six other Florida school boards in a lawsuit over charter school-friendly legislation passed this spring and signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June.

Without discussion or debate, board members unanimously authorized joining a growing group of school boards planning to sue the state on the grounds that parts of a controversial education bill, House Bill 7069, violate Florida’s constitution.

Board members okayed paying up to $25,000 in legal fees to participate in the planned lawsuit. They would still have to sign off before officially joining any litigation.

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