There was a victory Thursday for a controversial school voucher program after an appeals court overturned a ruling that blocked the program in Douglas County.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling blocking one of Colorado’s first school voucher programs, saying Douglas County’s Choice Scholarship Program does not violate the state Constitution.
The Colorado Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear an appeal to reinstate Douglas County’s controversial voucher program on Monday afternoon.
A Denver judge has ruled in favor of school districts and parents who sued Colorado contending that the state’s education funding methods are unconstitutional.
An attorney defending Colorado in a lawsuit over how it funds schools said Friday that plaintiffs want “an educational utopia, limited only by imagination,” but insisted that it’s a vision the state is not mandated to provide.
A Denver District Court judge is keeping an injunction in place barring the Douglas County School District from implementing a voucher program.
Private schools in Douglas County have agreed to keep teaching even though a judge halted a voucher program last week.
The permanent injunction that a Denver District court judge handed down last Friday, halting the school voucher program in Douglas County Schools, was simply just another enticing chapter in the school voucher fight in Colorado. If anyone thinks this decision has ended the conversation, they haven’t been paying attention.
A judge ruled Friday that the school voucher program in Douglas County be halted immediately because it is unconstitutional.
A decision on a Colorado voucher program including religious schools won’t come until next week.