Agudath Israel recently reported that a Leon County Judge dismissed the lawsuit against the Corporate Tax Scholarship Program because of lack of standing. This week, the lawsuit appeal process suffered a significant setback when one of the chief sponsors of the lawsuit, the Florida School Board Association (FSBA) voted to officially remove themselves from the case and not pursue an appeal. The FSBA did not reverse its opposition to the program but recognized the difficulty the lawsuit would have to move forward.
Parents and students who benefit from this program are elated. There is hope that now Florida’s school choice programs will be able to proceed with greater stability and security from constant legal attack.