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Tulsa Board Drops Charter Lawsuit

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Tulsa School Board President Dr. Lana Turner-Addison

By Associated Press

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa schools drop lawsuit over charter schools

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa school board has voted unanimously to drop a lawsuit against the Oklahoma Charter Schools Association.

The lawsuit claimed the state's Charter Schools Act adopted in 1999 violates the state Constitution's provision against "local" or "special" laws.

But last month an Oklahoma County judge ruled the law to be constitutional.

The law requires only districts with 5,000 or more students in counties with a population of 500,000 or more to consider applications for charter schools. Only Oklahoma and Tulsa counties meet that definition.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.