Voucher Lawsuit

Post date: Jan 7, 2014 12:49:07 PM

At the January 6th school board meeting the Yancey County School Board votes unanimously to pass a resolution joining with the majority of NC school systems a class action lawsuit filed by the North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA). The lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court challenges the constitutionality of legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this year that creates a private school voucher program using public funds. Under the legislation, which takes effect in the 2014-15 school year, a private school can receive up to $4,200 in public funding for each eligible student that it enrolls. A copy of the complaint is posted on NCSBA’s website at www.ncsba.org/voucher. There will not be any additional cost to YCS for joining this lawsuit. The Association’s Legal Assistance Fund will bear the litigation costs. This will be an ongoing issue for some time to come.

Chair Mike Orr signs resolution to join class action lawsuit with North Carolina School Board Association against Senate Bill 402 regarding the constitutionality of providing public funds for non-public school purposes.