Oklahoma school district sues over charter school settlement

The Associated Press - April 3, 2021 11:53 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools is challenging a settlement that the State Board of Education approved aimed at changing how schools are funded. The school district filed a petition on Wednesday challenging the board’s authority to settle a 2017 lawsuit allowing charter schools to receive more local tax dollars.

In a split 4-3 vote on March 25th, board members settled the years-old lawsuit despite strong objections of State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. The petition filed is seeking a temporary restraining order, as well as a declaratory judgment about how Oklahoma statutes and the state constitution’s provisions on school funding should be interpreted.

 

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