Great Valley school board members have voted to support the Chester County Intermediate Unit in its lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
"I strongly recommend that the board approve support of the intermediate unit's lawsuit," Superintendent William Fitzpatrick told board members at Tuesday evening's board meeting. "The IU operates classes for our students. This will have a direct impact on our district in the future if funding matters continue as they have since 1972."
The Chester County Intermediate Unit is suing the state education department for full funding in the amount of $14.7 million for its special education plan for the coming school year. The state appropriation for the county's intermediate unit falls $1 million short of the amount needed to implement the programs.