Tax credit programs and voucher programs are school choice options for Oklahoma. In 2016, in Oliver v. Hofmeister, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld a scholarship voucher program against a Blaine Amendment challenge because the program was neutral with respect to religion. In the opinion, the Court distinguished between helping students (permissible) and helping the religious schools they choose to attend (impermissible) and held that the voucher program fell into the first category.
Model Legislation: Education Savings Account, Parental School Choice Scholarship Program (Universal Eligibility), Parental School Choice Scholarship Program (Means-Tested Eligibility), Special Needs Scholarship Program, Foster Child Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship, Great Schools Tax Credit Program, Family Education Tax Credit Program
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