Tuesday, September 30, 2014

North Carolina Distributes First Voucher Funds While Challenge Is On Appeal

AP reports that last week the North Carolina State Educational Assistance Authority distributed $1.1 million under its Opportunity Scholarship Program to 109 private and religious schools for 568 qualifying students.  The largest amount of money-- $90,300 for 43 students went to the Greensboro Islamic Academy. $54,600 went to Word of God Christian Academy. The voucher program had been enjoined by a state trial court, but on Sept. 19 the state court of appeals ruled that, pending an appeal, students who had already been granted Opportunity Scholarships could receive the funds.