Pro-Voucher Group Suing Ohio District Over List Of Students

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A group that promotes state-funded scholarships that allow public school students to attend private institutions has sued a district for its list of students.

Columbus-based School Choice Ohio says the information it’s seeking from Springfield city schools isn’t protected by privacy laws.

The lawsuit before the Ohio Supreme Court has attracted opposition from statewide education groups that generally oppose options such as the voucher scholarships.

The Supreme Court planned a hearing Tuesday.

Attorneys for Springfield between Dayton and Columbus argue the records meet an exception for the definition of public records whose disclosure is prohibited by law.

Up to 60,000 scholarships are available this year, worth up to $5,000 for high school students or $4,250 for those in kindergarten through eighth grade.