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15-2404 - State control over nonpublic schools; prohibition; application
15-2404. State control over nonpublic schools; prohibition; application
A. This chapter does not permit any government agency to exercise control or supervision over any nonpublic school or homeschool.
B. A qualified school that accepts a payment from a parent pursuant to this chapter is not an agent of the state or federal government.
C. A qualified school shall not be required to alter its creed, practices, admissions policy or curriculum in order to accept students whose parents pay tuition or fees from an empowerment scholarship account pursuant to this chapter in order to participate as a qualified school.
D. In any legal proceeding challenging the application of this chapter to a qualified school, the state bears the burden of establishing that the law is necessary and does not impose any undue burden on qualified schools.