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UPDATED: More NC school districts join voucher lawsuit

Posted By Lindsay Wagner On January 13, 2014 @ 11:25 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Lenoir County has joined a growing number of school districts that have signed on to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit [1]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 [2], which calls into question the constitutionality of providing families with $4,200 annual taxpayer-funded scholarships [3] 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 [4] 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.

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URLs in this post:

[1] lawsuit : http://www.ncsba.org/clientuploads/DocumentsPDF/13Complaint.pdf

[2] voted unanimously to join the suit: http://www.kinston.com/news/local/private-school-discount-1.260836

[3] $4,200 annual taxpayer-funded scholarships: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/news/education-news/school-vouchers-come-to-north-carolina/

[4] will vote this evening: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/x940007579/School-voucher-program-opposed-by-Vance-leaders

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