Lawsuit aims to Block Charter Schools
A lawsuit filed this week seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi, arguing they violate the state constitution by making school districts share property taxes with schools they don’t control.
The suit was filed in Hinds County Court on behalf of seven parents who send their children to Jackson public schools.
Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups.
Students who attend “C”, “D” or “F” districts are eligible to attend charters with money following them from their original school district to the charter.
Right now, the only two charter schools in the state are in Jackson, but a third one in Jackson is set to open later this year.