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Newton bill would strike school fees for Catawbas

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By Emily Pollok

Rep. Brandon Newton has filed a bill to revoke a defunct state law regarding access to public education by Catawba Indians.
Starting in 1993, the tribe was required to pay a fee for sending students to Lancaster County schools, similar to the fees paid by out-of-county students who want to attend LCSD campuses.
The fee was part of a 1993 settlement that ended the tribe’s decades-long dispute with the state and federal governments over 144,000 acres in Lancaster and York counties that the state took from the tribe without compensation in 1840. 


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