One Year Later, The Battle Continues Over HB 7069

“In part two of our look at the top litigation expected in 2018, a new law that’s drawing fire from most of Florida’s 67 public school districts is expected to remain prominent after the legislative session begins this week.

Mention House Bill 7069 to a school administrator or teacher, and more often as not you’ll get a dirty look. At least 14 county school boards have filed two constitutional lawsuits challenging the law, contending in part that it undermines local control of public schools.

‘It’s not going away very fast; the school boards say they’ve got a constitutional right to run these schools, and the state is just going too far,’ said Jim Saunders, Executive Editor of The News Service of Florida.”

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