Judge blocks state law that would give federal funds to private schools
MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – A judge blocks a state law that would use $10 million of federal pandemic relief money for infrastructure grants for private schools.
Parents for Public Schools sued to block the program.
The nonprofit claims the funding gives private schools a competitive advantage over public schools.
Section 208 of the Mississippi Constitution prohibits using public money for any school that is not a free school.
Hinds County Chancery Judge Crystal Wise Martin says public funding for private schools adversely affects public schools and their students.