GA Supreme Court to announce decision on APS charter school funding case this coming Monday

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.

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