Douglas County School board kills most recent voucher program

Posted at 6:56 AM, Nov 16, 2016

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- The Douglas County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to rescind a voucher program it created in March that would have offered parents the option of enrolling their children in a non-religious private school.

The School Choice Grant Program, created after a previous voucher program that did include religious schools was struck down in 2015 by the state Supreme Court as unconstitutional, ran into its own legal problems when a judge quashed it this summer, before it had a chance to launch.

The judge said the program wasn’t substantially different from its predecessor program, the 2011 Choice Scholarship Program and, thus, should be enjoined as well.

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