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Charter Schools Sue Christina School District for Share of Tax Revenue

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Christina School District by 15 charter schools who claim that local officials have kept them from getting millions of dollars in tax revenue.

In addition, the suit alleges that the Department of Education has been complicit in depriving the charter schools their fair share of the money going back years.

The suit was sparked by a readjustment by the Department in the formula for the amount of money that should go to charter schools from local tax revenues.

But the Wilmington News Journal reports that after the decision in the summer this fall they reversed themselves following an outcry from public school administrators and state legislators.

The paper says that the adjustment for this year would have provided as much as $3 million to the charter schools

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.