Miami district to sue Florida over funding

Dec. 11, 2008
District says it received millions less than anticipated because of a date change

The Miami-Dade School Board plans to sue the state of Florida in an effort to recoup $34.7 million in funding it says was improperly withheld. The bulk of the money being sought is in dispute because of a change in local property taxes. Last spring, the legislature changed the date for certifying the tax rolls, moving it back from September to March. Because the new date did not account for appeals, the final tax roll came in significantly lower than the initial roll. As a result, the district lost about $24 million that it had already built into its budget.

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