Leon Schools Won't Challenge Law Requiring Sharing With Charters

Aug 29, 2017

The number of Florida school districts suing over a new education law is growing, but   Leon County Schools says it has no plans to join them.

Leon Superintendent Rocky Hanna has been critical of House Bill 7069—the measure requires school districts to share a portion of their locally generated capital outlay funds with charter schools. When the measure first passed Hanna called it concerning and joined other superintendents in urging Governor Rick Scott to veto the plan.

"They’re also moving capital outlay dollars that will follow students to help build charter schools. It’s very concerning," Hanna said.

But a spokesman for the district says its not planning to join the ten other schools systems that are challenging the law. 

The Florida Association of District School Superintendents has said it will not challenge the law either and called it a local decision.