The idea was to make it harder for local boards to deny establishing charter schools, but the school boards say the constitution clearly gives them the power to regulate schools in their county.
They say there is also an issue of taxation without representation.
"One of the issues involved in this dispute is that local school board members have the power to tax," says Dr. Wayne Blanton with the association. "Now, are we going to be taxing to support a school that we have no control over or the citizens have no input into? We think that’s wrong also."
The suit was filed by the School Boards Sssociation and the individual school boards of Alachua, Broward, Duval, Flagler, Hernando, Lee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Jjohn’s counties.