AG Bondi to appeal ruling on school funding lawsuit
From the Associated Press:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Attorney General Pam Bondi is appealing an appellate court's decision in a school funding lawsuit to the Florida Supreme Court.
Bondi noted in papers filed Monday that the 1st District Court of Appeal has certified the matter to the justices as a question of "great public importance."
The appellate court last year turned down a request from state officials to prevent the case from going to trial.
The suit alleges state public school funding and policies fail to meet constitutional requirements to provide children with a high quality education.
It was a rare and divided ruling by the full appellate court rather than just a three-judge panel.
The judges split 8-7.
The suit was filed on behalf of two advocacy groups and parents and students in Duval and Pasco counties.