Per Mark Niesse at the AJC (link), the Georgia Supreme Court will announce its decision Monday on the funding dispute between the Atlanta Public Schools and the charter schools in the District.
As background, last year APS withheld approximately $2.8 million from the charter schools and claimed that the APS charters schools would have to participate in the funding of the over $550 million pension liability that APS incurred over two decades ago. The charter schools sued APS on the basis that the funding provisions, as stated in the GA statutes, do not provide for any mechanism that would allow APS to withhold the funds. In December 2012, Judge Wendy Shoob of the Fulton County Superior Court ruled in favor of the charter schools. APS, with the full approval of the Board of Education appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.
For more background information and details, follow the links below for each topic.
- Judge bars APS from withholding funding to charter schools – AJC
- APS Administration’s Position on the Unfunded Pension Liability – As Stated in Court
- APS – The Charter Schools Funding Court Case – A Possible Compromise
- Superintendent Davis Recommends Denial of All Charter Schools Pending Resolution of Court Case – Recommends Atlanta Classical Academy Petition be Denied
- APS – GA DOE Questions Legality of Superintendent Davis’ Recommendation to Deny Atlanta Classical Academy Charter Petition
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