Duval School Board votes to join lawsuit against education bill

Duval school board members voted 4-2 Monday morning to join 10 other districts suing the state over the major education law passed by the Florida Legislature last spring.

The law known as House Bill 7069 contain a number of measures that lawyers for school district’s around the state say are unconstitutional and will hurt school districts but benefit charter schools.

The law went into effect July 1.

Voting to join the lawsuit were Board Chairwoman Paula Wright, members Lori Hershey, Becki Couch, and Warren Jones. Ashley Smith Juarez and Scott Shine voted against the measure. Cheryl Grymes was absent.

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