Thursday, February 28, 2013

CO Court of Appeals Overturns Ruling on Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program

Good news for students in Colorado!

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled to overturn a lower court ruling that blocked the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program.

According to the ruling, the program, which offers scholarships to students residing in the Douglas County School District, does not violate the state Constitution. 

“The requirement that the General Assembly create a thorough and uniform system of free public education does not preclude a local school district from providing educational opportunities in addition to and different from the thorough and uniform system” the appeals court ruled.

According to the 2013 School Choice Yearbook, the program, which was enacted in 2011, is capped at 500 students.  To receive a scholarship, students must live in the Douglas County School District and have attended a Douglas County School District school for at least one year.

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, KMS

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