Proposal would bar N.C. schools from suing county government for funds

04/23/2013 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

A bill under consideration by state lawmakers in North Carolina would prevent local school boards from suing county commissioners for school funds. School boards in the state don't have the authority to levy taxes, so they petition county governments for local funds to supplement those they receive from the state and federal governments. Supporters of the bill say commissioners should have the final say over spending county tax dollars, but opponents say the right to mediation and then lawsuit helps school systems negotiate for adequate funding.

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