Statement on Dismissal of Tax Credit Scholarship Lawsuit


January 18, 2017


FCSBM Remarks on Florida Supreme Court’s

Dismissal of Lawsuit against Education Reforms


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court this morning declined to exercise jurisdiction over McCall v. Scott, bringing a long-running, union-led attack on school choices in Florida to a close. The Florida Coalition of School Board Members (FCSBM) shared the following statement on the ruling:


“Florida is on the right side of history,” said Shawn Frost, FCSBM President. “I am proud to live in a state where educational choices for families are embraced and upheld. My colleagues and I celebrate this victory alongside the nearly 100,000 students and their families who benefit from the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.


“Let’s return Florida’s focus to where it belongs: on our students. We must commit to meeting each child's unique needs, and improving academic outcomes for all. When choices work for a child, we should celebrate that success not be threatened by it.”


The Florida Coalition of School Board Members is a non-partisan non-profit (501c3) individual membership organization for elected school board members and candidates. To learn more, visit