North Carolina’s champion of school choice, House Speaker Pro Tem Paul “Skip” Stam (R-Wake) issued the following news release on Friday.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014

North Carolina Court of Appeals
Allows Opportunity Scholarship Funds to be Disbursed

Raleigh, NC – Today, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an order that allows the money to be disbursed to the 1,878 applicants who accepted Opportunity Scholarships through the Opportunity Scholarship Program. A permanent injunction remains regarding further expansion of the program until a final decision is issued by the Appellate Court. So; for example, the provisions for new applicants for the spring semester of 2015 is still on hold.

We are grateful for the decision. We thank the nearly 300 schools that continue to work with parents to allow students to attend the school of their choice while waiting for the distribution of scholarship money. We remain confident the Opportunity Scholarship program will be permitted to expand, allowing more parents to send their children to the school of their choice.



Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports on the decision here.