Local & Regional
Tue March 27, 2012
Tulsa Judge rules special needs scholarship law unconstitutional
A Tulsa District Judge strikes down a law allowing state funds to be used for special needs students at private schools. Judge Rebecca Nightingale says the law is unconstitutional, based on separation of church and state. Jenks and Union schools sued, claiming the measure was unconstitutional. Union Superintendent Cathy Burden says the judge agrees.
The attorney for the parents of the special needs children says he plans to appeal. Burden says the district is prepared to battle all the way to the State Supreme Court.