School officials in Brockton, Worcester, New Bedford and Chelsea say they have hit a breaking point and will move forward with a lawsuit if legislators don’t make long-term fixes to the funding formula by the time the next school year starts.

“We actually have social studies books that do not have 9/11 in them,” said Kathleen Smith, superintendent of Brockton Public Schools, at a news briefing Wednesday morning. “That’s unacceptable.”

School officials and lawyers declined to say exactly when a lawsuit would be filed and exactly what would trigger such a decision. Tripp Jones, a Democrat and education strategist, said the coalition’s decision depends on what steps lawmakers make over the summer to address an outdated formula, among other issues.

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