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UPDATED: More NC school districts join voucher lawsuit

Lenoir County has joined a growing number of school districts that have signed on to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) challenging the recently-enacted school voucher law.

Last week, Lenoir’s school board voted unanimously to join the suit, which calls into question the constitutionality of providing families with $4,200 annual taxpayer-funded scholarships to use at private schools.

As of today, 16 school districts have signed on to be plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

  1. Asheboro City
  2. Catawba County
  3. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
  4. Durham County
  5. Edenton-Chowan
  6. Hyde County
  7. Lenoir County
  8. Macon County
  9. Mount Airy City
  10. Onslow County
  11. Person County
  12. Pitt County
  13. Rutherford County
  14. Stanly County
  15. Surry County
  16. Yancey County

More districts are expected to follow–Vance County will vote this evening on whether to join the lawsuit.

*This post was updated to include seven more school districts that have signed on to be plaintiffs in the voucher lawsuit, per NCSBA.

3 Comments


  1. Alan

    January 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    And of course, these self-annointed “fiscal conservatives” had no idea that lawsuits would be filed, incurring who knows how much in taxpayer money to fight. Perhaps Papa Smurf should be billed for it?

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    January 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    All 115 (?) need to just go ahead and sign on and waste even more of the taxpayer dollars down this toilet. At least that will be some funds directed away from some progressive cause in the classroom…so we have that.

  3. Alan

    January 13, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    “Progressive cause in the classroom”? That would normally be termed “education”.

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