The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s decision upholding a local voucher program in Douglas County.

“It’s not surprising that the court accepted the case, but it’s unfortunate because the scholarship program’s implementation is going to be delayed,” said Michael Bindas, senior attorney for the Institute for Justice, which is intervening in the case on behalf of Douglas County families. “We’re confident that the Supreme Court is going to affirm the Court of Appeals’ decision, which was a very thorough, well-reasoned decision.”

The program is on hold while students wait for the Supreme Court to decide. Students in the school district who have attended their local public school for at least a year would be eligible for a voucher worth no more than 75 percent of the per-pupil funding, according to the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.