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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Everson v. Board of Education

Volume 4 . Chapter 12 . § 12-01

Everson v. Board of Education 5 § 12-01

A New Jersey statute authorized local school districts to make arrangements for the transportation of children to and from schools. One township board of education, acting pursuant to this statute, adopted a resolution authorizing reimbursement to parents of money expended by them for the bus transportation of their children on buses operated by the public transportation system. Part of this money was for the payment of transportation of some children in the community to Catholic parochial schools. A taxpayer filed suit against the board of education, alleging that the state law and board of education resolution constituted a violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution insofar ...

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