WECT: Charter Day Schools vs. five county school boards

LELAND, NC (WECT) – The Charter Day Schools of Brunswick and Columbus County are heading to court against the five counties they serve.

A 2009 court decision has prompted several North Carolina Charter Schools to re-examine their books.

The Sugar Creek Charter School in Charlotte sued Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools after it realized a discrepancy in per pupil funding. According to General Statute 115C238.29H, all charter school students should receive the same per pupil funding as those in traditional public schools. After all, charter schools are recognized by the state as public schools.

When The Charter Day School (a two-school system managed by The Roger Bacon Academy) opened their books, they discovered that an excess of $10,000 in county funding was missing…

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