Statement on HB7069 Legal Ruling

For Immediate Release:

Statement HB7069 Court Ruling in Favor of Parents and Students by FCSBM President Bridget Ziegler


April 5, 2018

Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida Coalition of School Board Members applauds the decision of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in Leon County yesterday to side with parents and students in providing equitable funding for the capital funding needs of ALL Florida public school students.

We are grateful that the Court upheld the intent of the legislation that our members fought so hard to bring to pass in House Bill 7069. We hope that this will put the matter to rest. Today’s ruling makes it clear that the Court supports an end to the discriminatory per pupil funding for capital needs rectified by HB7069. The law should stand. We would encourage any remaining challengers of HB7069 to “Drop the Suit” and make Florida a more equitable place for all of our public school children.


We acknowledge that other legal challenges remain, but we celebrate with Florida’s families that the matter of HB7069’s Constitutionality is now resolved.


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