Judge refuses to dismiss Palm Beach challenge to new education law

“A circuit judge has rejected the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Palm Beach County School Board that challenges a controversial new education law.

After holding a hearing in the case, Leon County Circuit Judge James Shelfer issued a two-paragraph order late Monday afternoon denying the state’s motion for dismissal.

The Palm Beach County School Board in September filed the case, which challenges a law, commonly known as HB 7069, that the Legislature passed this spring. The case targets part of the law requiring school boards to share with charter schools a portion of property-tax revenues used for building projects.”

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