Brunswick Beacon: Charter school sues board of education for student money

Charter Day School, Inc., the nonprofit charter school in northern Brunswick County, has sued the Brunswick County Board of Education, claiming the board has withheld state-required student funding to charter school students.

The lawsuit, filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on June 30, names both Charter Day School, Inc., which is run by the Roger Bacon management company, and more commonly referred to as Roger Bacon Academy in Leland, as well as Columbus Charter School in Whiteville as plaintiffs.

Named defendants in the lawsuit include the Brunswick County Board of Education, Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden.

In North Carolina, state statutes mandate the money follow the students from their home counties, and to date, Roger Bacon Academy has about 900 students, school founder Baker Mitchell said.

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