Lawsuit: Charter schools seek nearly $1M in promised funds from US Department of Education

Eight charter schools are filing a suit against the U.S. Department of Education, saying that nearly $1 million in program funding was awarded to them but allegedly taken away.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2022, 11:35 PM

Updated 738 days ago

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Eight charter schools are filing a suit against the U.S. Department of Education, saying that nearly $1 million in program funding was awarded to them but allegedly taken away.
Rep. Ritchie Torres joined administration and parents from two of those eight city charter schools at a news conference at Zeta Charter Schools’ South Bronx Campus.
One charter school administrator said that the promised funds had been budgeted for as the school planned to return to in-person learning – but they never received those funds.
Parents also spoke at the South Bronx gathering on Monday, asking for answers to where the funds for their children’s education could have gone.
News 12 has reached out to the USDOE for a comment on this lawsuit and are still waiting for a response.


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