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Private Schools In Voucher Dispute Keep Teaching

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Douglas County School District officials in August 2011. (credit: CBS)

Douglas County School District officials in August 2011. (credit: CBS)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – Private schools in Douglas County have agreed to keep teaching even though a judge halted a voucher program last week.

According to the Denver Post, private schools including Aspen Academy, Denver Christian Schools and Lutheran High School have notified the district that they will stand behind accepted voucher students.

Valor Christian High School’s board says it hopes to make up the money through donations. Woodlands Academy in Castle Rock says it will allow 12 students in the voucher program to stay.

Denver District Judge Michael Martinez blocked the voucher program on Friday, saying it’s a disservice to the public interest for taxpayers to pay tuition for religious schools.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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