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Parents filed law suit against funding private schools

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Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 8:01 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WMC) - The advocacy group Parents for Public Schools filed a lawsuit Wednesday.

They asked a chancery judge to block the Independent Schools Infrastructure Grant Program.

Governor Tate Reeves signed two bills in April.

One creates the program and the other funds it as of July 1.

The lawsuit says the state constitution prohibits using public money for private schools.

Legislators supporting the grant program say private schools have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, as have public schools.

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