In the News: In Reversal, PBC Schools Chief Says to Exclude Charters in Tax Push

In Palm Beach County, Florida, the school board is hoping to raise over $150 million a year in additional property tax revenues while preventing local charter schools from receiving any of the funds.

In 2017, the Florida legislature passed a law requiring school districts to share local tax revenue for capital projects with charters.

As Andrew Marra reports, excluding charter schools from receiving any funds collected from the special property tax may prompt legal challenges and could also lead to opposition to the new property tax from charter school supporters.

Parker Baxter, Todd Ely, and Paul Teske looked at efforts by charter school advocates in two states to gain access to local tax revenues in “A Bigger Slice of the Money Pie: Charters in Colorado and Florida win share of local tax dollars.”

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