Catholic school student entitled to public school tuition benefit - Bennington Banner

A federal court has upheld a Vermont Catholic school student’s right to public school tuition for a particular program, based on the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of religion. Will this mean public tuition for private religious schools?

"We conclude that Appellants have demonstrated a clear or substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their First Amendment claim, and that the remaining factors merit preliminary injunctive relief,” Circuit Court Judge John M. Walker Jr. wrote in the primary 33-page decision.

“Therefore, we reverse the judgment of the district court and grant the motion for a preliminary injunction... Secretary French is ordered to permit A.H. to participate in the DEP pending final adjudication of the merits of this case,” the ruling noted."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-01-18 16:14:12 -0500