Ruling: Board may not immediately close charters over fraud

07/11/2007 | Palm Beach Post (Fla.), The

Florida's Palm Beach County school board did not follow due process to close two charter schools whose administrators purportedly used taxpayer money to lease a BMW and other unauthorized purchases, a Florida appeals court ruled. The board must now pay the charter schools' attorney fees and hold a formal hearing over the schools' closure.

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