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Updated April 19, 2016
Lawsuit from conservative group challenges Douglas County voucher program barring religious schools
A conservative legal group representing three Douglas County families filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a recently revamped school district voucher program that excludes religious…
March 15, 2016
New-look school voucher program approved by divided Douglas County board
The Douglas County school board is pushing ahead with a revised voucher program that bars religious schools from taking part.
school choice battle
September 2, 2015
Douglas County School District to appeal voucher case to U.S. Supreme Court
Coming off a loss at Colorado's highest court, the Douglas County School District announced it will seek a U.S. Supreme Court review of its controversial voucher program.
May 30, 2014
Plaintiffs: Dougco voucher program thwarts constitution
The 80-page document, filed on behalf of two groups of plaintiffs, argues why the district-created voucher program, known as the Choice Scholarship Program, should not be permitted to launch.
March 17, 2014
Colorado Supreme Court will hear Dougco voucher case
Update: This article has been updated with comments from Dougco school board member Craig Richardson and from ACLU-Colorado legal director Mark Silverstein. Colorado’s highest court has…
December 6, 2013
The last word on Douglas County election money
The winning Douglas County school board candidates raised and spent nearly three times as much money on the election as their opponents, according to final campaign finance filings reported on Thursday.
April 12, 2013
Civil liberties groups challenge Dougco voucher ruling
Three civil liberties organizations Thursday asked the Colorado Supreme Court to strike down Douglas County's Choice Scholarship voucher program.
February 28, 2013
Appeals court reinstates Dougco vouchers
A Colorado appeals court decision released Thursday overturns a district judge’s finding that the Douglas County schools voucher program is unconstitutional.
November 19, 2012
Arguing, and waiting, in Dougco voucher case
Legal advocates for and against Dougco's voucher program argued Monday before the Colorado Court of Appeals; a ruling isn't expected until after Jan. 1.
April 16, 2012
Tuesday Churn: Voucher appeal
Dougco's voucher pilot inched forward Monday, plus legal fees, outstanding voucher payments and links to court documents. Updated.
November 15, 2011
Voucher pilot in legal limbo
Dougco's voucher plan is on hold while district officials try to recoup voucher payments and most voucher students remain in private schools
August 31, 2011
Dougco to seek tax increases
Douglas County will ask voters for more operating and building dollars on Nov. 1, and the Daniels Fund joins the district's voucher fight
August 30, 2011
Tuesday Churn: Daniels joins voucher fight
Updated - The Daniels Fund is giving $330,000, with the promise of matching $200,000 more, to defend the Dougco voucher pilot
August 19, 2011
Dougco seeks stay of voucher injunction
Dougco attorneys want a Denver judge to suspend his injunction while they appeal, and the district asks parents to return voucher payments
August 16, 2011
Implications of voucher ruling not clear
Dougco officials are uncertain about some implications of a judge's order halting their voucher pilot, including the fate of $300,000 in voucher payments
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