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Palm Beach County drops charters from proposed property tax increase

Posted: 7:33 AM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-10 11:36:44Z

If your child attends a charter school in Palm Beach County, their school may not receive a share of a proposed property tax increase. 

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According to school board documents, the proposed referendum no longer includes a portion $200 million generated for charters.

The issue faced some pushback at the last school board meeting, and the board decided to put off a decision on the referendum. 

The property tax increase would pay for things like school security, teacher raises and teaching positions. 

Included in the agenda for next week’s board meeting, the superintendent received a new legal opinion that explains the school district is not obligated to share funds from the tax hike with charter schools.

The superintendent will now ask the board to approve the referendum language without the charter schools included at next week’s meeting.

If approved, voters would have the final say on the November ballot.