LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge has dismissed one of two lawsuits filed against Nevada's sweeping new school choice program, although the program is still on hold for other concerns.
Judge Eric Johnson issued a ruling Wednesday that the Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the portion of the Nevada Constitution that bans using public funds for sectarian purposes.
The voucher-style program approved last year by state lawmakers allows parents to claim their child's per-pupil state education funds and use it toward private schooling.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a suit against it in August.
A Carson City judge ruling on a separate lawsuit against the program put it on hold earlier this year. The hold is being appealed at the Nevada Supreme Court.