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Charter Day Schools, Inc. still waiting for $1 million from Brunswick Co. Schools

The Brunswick County Board of Education has still not reached a settlement in the $1 million lawsuit with Charter Day Schools, Inc. Board members were expected to announce progress in the case Wednesday afternoon after a closed session meeting. The Brunswick County Board of Education has still not reached a settlement in the $1 million lawsuit with Charter Day Schools, Inc. Board members were expected to announce progress in the case Wednesday afternoon after a closed session meeting.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Brunswick County Board of Education has still not reached a settlement in the $1 million lawsuit with Charter Day Schools, Inc. Board members were expected to announce progress in the case Wednesday afternoon after a closed session meeting.

John Ferrante, chairman of the charter school organization, has requested the board remit a payment of $1,097,673.68.  The organization claimed the money is from unpaid student funding back in September.

In a news release, CDS claims the Brunswick district improperly withheld funds from the charter students attending the tuition-free, open-enrollment, public Charter Day School in Leland. The organization claims Brunswick County Schools has been withholding these funds since 2000. 

The report goes on to say that North Carolina state law requires that all public school students in a county must share equally in the funds designated for K-12 educations and that districts may not discriminate against charter students unfairly when it comes to funding.

In a press release from the district, Brunswick County Schools said the $1,097,673.68 includes interest. The district says state law prohibits interest from being assessed on these funds.

Brunswick County Schools submitted a settlement offer to Charter Day School, Inc. through their Board's attorney on April 15, 2014.  The settlement offer was rejected in a letter received in July. 

The matter is pending in Brunswick County Superior Court. Brunswick County Schools will not comment on matters pertaining to active litigation. 

John Ferrante, chairman of the charter school organization, has requested the board remit a payment of $1,097,673.68. The organization claimed the money is from unpaid student funding back in September.

In a news release, CDS claims the Brunswick district improperly withheld funds from the charter students attending the tuition-free, open-enrollment, public Charter Day School in Leland. The organization claims Brunswick County Schools has been withholding these funds since 2000.

The report goes on to say that North Carolina state law requires that all public school students in a county must share equally in the funds designated for K-12 educations and that districts may not discriminate against charter students unfairly when it comes to funding.

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