Outsourcing Of Alternative School To Christian Institution Violates Establishment Clause

Religion Clause Blog: In Kucera v. Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners(ED TN, July 9, 2013), a Tennessee federal district court held that the Jefferson County (TN) school board violated the Establishment Clause when, for budgetary reasons, it eliminated the county Alternative School and instead contracted with Kingswood School, a Christian institution, to operate the county’s program for students who had been suspended or expelled from their regular school.