Current Status: The FL Second Court of Appeals denied the CCPS motion to dismiss (see actual order here). This is terrific news! We are a long way from being successful, but this is a game of sudden death and we are still in the game!
Current Status: The Collier School Board had 30 days from the date of our filing (8/12) to file their appeal details. Their due date corresponded to the arrival of Hurricane Irma. The courts were closed as a result of the hurricane, and we have not heard anything from them at this point.
We are at the critical next step with this appeal to the FL 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and need to raise an additional $5-6k immediately! We have exhausted the $17.1k donations to-date.
Status of the Collier County Lawsuit: July 12, 2017 (current action): Florida Citizens Alliance and 3 Collier Parents filed an appeal in Florida 2nd Court of Appeal.
The frustrating news is that on June 13, Collier Circuit Court Judge Shenko denied our emergency injunction. The good news is he actually improved our odds by refusing to let our side present its evidence and then basing his ruling on the faulty school board’s summary brief. We will press forward! We have a clear strategy, which will be unveiled as the case plays out. Stay tuned!
These video clips show objections to 6 of the textbooks that have been approved for use by the Collier County School Board.
As many of you are aware, Florida Citizens’ Alliance and three Collier County parents filed suit against the Collier school board on May 31, 2017. On June 6, we [plaintiffs] filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction to halt the Collier School Board from approving on June 13th the six-million-dollar purchase of textbooks reviewed and approved out of the sunshine. The hearing on the injunction was held June 12, 2017 and on June 13, 2017 Collier Circuit Court Judge James R. Shenko denied the request. Help us continue this fight!
The upcoming June 12th hearing is the next step in the textbook adoption lawsuit, filed May 31st against the Collier County School Board. It will focus on a “Motion for Temporary Injunction” to stop the Collier School Board from spending $6 million for books selected by the flawed textbook adoption process.
These video clips from the Collier County Public Schools "Special Hearing" meeting on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law. Clip 1 Chairman Terry violates 1st amendment Freedom of speech rights of Collier citizens--Changes rules to “limit public comment only to the 6 objectionable...
Florida Citizens Alliance has decided, “Enough is enough!” We are now an active participant along with Collier parents in a lawsuit for an emergency injunction to stop this “flawed” textbook adoption process. This lawsuit was filed today, May 31st , 2017 in The Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Collier County. The Collier County School Board (CCPS) has violated Florida Sunshine Law and ignored at least four Florida statutes.
www.FloridaCitizensAlliance.com For Immediate Release, May 31, 2017: Florida Citizens Alliance joins lawsuit to stop the political indoctrination of Collier students. Florida Citizens Alliance has decided, “Enough is enough!” We are now an active participant along with Collier parents in a lawsuit for an emergency injunction to stop this “flawed” textbook adoption process. This lawsuit was filed today, May 31st ,…