Group backing Philly charter schools sues district, saying new rules severely restrict them

April 12, 2018 GMT

By Staff

A nonprofit that supports charter schools filed suit on Thursday against the Philadelphia School District, saying that the school system’s new policy unfairly and illegally restricts charter school operations.

Excellent Schools PA says that the policy, passed by the School Reform Commission March 22, will require charters to seek approval from the district for virtually all changes to their curriculum and imposes illegal enrollment caps. In Pennsylvania, charters are privately managed but authorized and funded by local school boards with public money.

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