By Heather Barfield hbarfield@statesville.com
 
A public schools advocate recently urged Iredell-Statesville Board of Education members to take action against a proposed state bill that calls for more traditional public school funds to go towards charter schools.
 
James Hogan spoke at this month’s school board meeting to persuade board members to meet with state lawmakers and discuss alternatives House Bill 539, which would require traditional public schools to share funds received for indirect costs, reimbursements, sales tax revenues, gifts and grants not subject to federal restrictions, federal grants and per-pupil appropriations.
 

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