Charter schools sue Arizona to keep funding

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site funds that state officials say it overpaid the schools.

The Arizona Charter Schools Association and about 200 of its member charter schools filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Education Department to stop it from collecting the money.

The suit claims the department wants charter schools to return $5.89 million in Proposition 301 money after the state changed its interpretation of teacher-performance pay.

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