AUSTIN (June 26, 2012)-The Texas Charter Schools Association Tuesday filed the sixth major lawsuit over the way the state funds public education, arguing that charter schools should have access to public money for facilities, and that a cap limiting the number of charter schools statewide to 215 is unfair.
The association joined six parents from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin to file the suit Tuesday in Travis County District Court in Austin.
Charter schools receive state funding for operations, but their number is capped at 215.
State rules also prohibit charter schools from seeking taxpayer permission to issue bonds for school construction.
Four previous lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of school districts statewide have been filed in response to school finance legislation passed by the Texas Legislature last summer.