Dissolving injunction restores educational options for over 3,000 students already approved for the Hope Scholarship program
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals dissolved an injunction issued by the lower court that had prevented the implementation of the Hope Scholarship program. Thousands of West Virginia students will now be able to access this transformational program.
“This is an exciting day for West Virginia students and families who have been anxiously awaiting access to the best education for their kids,” said yes. every kid. foundation. Executive Director Andrew Clark. “The families of more than 3,000 students have made significant decisions for their child’s education based on the promise of the Hope Scholarship Act. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals is a victory for those students and for all West Virginians. This decision will allow West Virginians to access the benefits of the Hope Scholarship program.”
The high court rightly decided that the Hope Scholarship program is indeed constitutional, and State Treasurer Riley Moore will now be able to restart the work of implementing the Hope Scholarship program, which has been on hold since the Kanawha County Circuit Court order in July.
“We are grateful for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and State Treasurer Riley Moore’s steadfast commitment to protecting the educational freedom of every child,” said Americans for Prosperity Foundation West Virginia Director Jason Huffman. “We applaud their commitment to champion the interests of families in their state. Every student should have the opportunity to access the resources and educational experiences that align with their needs and learning styles.”
In support of the Hope Scholarship program, yes. every kid. foundation. and Americans for Prosperity Foundation filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The brief can be viewed here.
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