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Sides Await Judge’s Decision on Croydon Injunction

An update on the ongoing school-choice saga between the Croydon School Board and the state’s attorney general’s office, as both sides were finally given an opportunity to plead their cases Monday in front of a judge.

The sides met at the Strafford Superior Court in Exeter in response to temporary injunctions filed on behalf of the state’s board of education, requesting that Croydon immediately cease funding the tuition of four students attending the private Newport Montessori School as opposed to public school.

The town’s school board voted last year to allow parents of children in grades 4 and up to choose their children’s school, and the board has said it plans to defend that policy.

An online fundraising campaign has already raised more $20,000 dollars to help the town fund legal fees.

Monday’s hearing was heard by Judge Brian Tucker, who said he plans to inform the parties of his decision by mail in the coming days.

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