Legal challenge to education law grows to 10 districts

Ten public school districts including Volusia County have now lined up to challenge Florida’s new charter-friendly education law.

A lawsuit is expected to be filed against the state by Oct. 1.

The districts represent about 1.35 million public schoolchildren, with nearby Orange County the latest to sign onto the suit, according to Michael Dyer, general counsel for the Volusia district who presented an update on the suit during a board meeting this week at the district’s DeLand office. He described the suit as “a work in progress.”

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