Ruling delayed to Nov. 11 in charter school suit
BATON ROUGE - A state district judge has postponed until mid-November a decision on whether he intends to shut down the flow of money to 33 charter schools authorized by the state education board.
The Louisiana Association of Educators filed a lawsuit challenging the $60 million in spending through Louisiana's public school financing formula. The lawsuit claims it violates the state constitution because those charter schools are created and operated outside of parish and city school systems.
Judge Wilson Fields heard testimony and arguments earlier in the week. He had planned to issue his ruling on a preliminary injunction request Friday. But he's since delayed the hearing until Nov. 11 instead.
Supporters say charter schools offer more educational opportunities to students. Public school leaders say they take needed money away from their schools.
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