Rural School Funding News: Georgia Governor Wants Lawsuit Participation Blocked

Last Updated: November 06, 2008

This article appeared in the November 2008 Rural Policy Matters.

Taking a cue from South Dakota, Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue has asked the state Attorney General for an opinion on whether school districts can spend tax money on the school funding lawsuit. State schools superintendent Kathy Cox warned districts against paying dues to the Consortium for Adequate School Funding (CASFG). CASFG withdrew its school finance lawsuit when, a month before trial, a new judge with no knowledge of the case was assigned to hear it. CASFG is expected to re-file its case. Its lawyers claim there is no precedent for finding that districts' membership fees are illegal.

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