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Private schools win state aid case; But split Michigan high court decision could pave way for future challenges

Dec 29, 2020 - The Detroit News

Roughly $5.25 million will be available to nonpublic schools forced to comply with state health and safety mandates after a split Michigan Supreme Court decision Monday unlocked the funding following years of litigation.

Because the money will be used to further the "health, safety and welfare" of nonpublic school students, it doesn't conflict with state constitutional language that bans public funding for nonpublic schools for "educational services," Justice Stephen Markman wrote in an op...