Thursday, August 04, 2016

Colorado Trial Court Says Injunction Covers Modified School Choice Program

Denver Post reports that yesterday a Colorado trial court held that an earlier injunction against Douglas County, Colorado's School Choice Grant Program covers a restructured version of the school choice arrangement.  After the Colorado Supreme Court held that the state constitution bars participation of sectarian schools in the original program, the county modified it to only allow participation by private schools that are not religiously affiliated.  However yesterday the trial court said that the modified program was promoted by the school district as a continuation of the old program, so the original injunction still applies.  The holding will not have a dramatic impact since only five eligible students had applied to the modified program.