Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Colorado School Board Ends Voucher Program As 6 Years of Litigation Threatened To Drag On

Yesterday the Douglas County, Colorado Board of Education voted 6-0 (with one abstention) to end its controversial school choice grant program which has been the subject of litigation for over six years.  The district has spent $1.77 million litigating the case. Most recently the cases challenging the program were remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court to the Colorado Supreme Court for reconsideration.  (See prior posting.)  As reported by the Highlands Ranch Herald, the vote to end the school choice program came after four anti-voucher candidates were elected to the school board in last November's election.