Croydon Raises $20K Online To Fund Potential School Choice Court Battle

Oct 27, 2015

The page set up by the Croydon School Board.

School officials in Croydon have raised more than $20,000 through an online fundraising campaign, as the town prepares for a potential court battle with the state over school choice.

The crowdfunding page, "Support School Choice in Croydon, NH," was launched earlier this month by school board chairwoman Jody Underwood, and the largest donation – about $14,000 – came from an anonymous out-of-state donor.

The school board ignored an order from the attorney general’s office last month to stop paying tuition for five students to attend a local private school.

Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards tells the Union Leader the district can expect to hear soon from the state regarding legal action.

School Board Chairwoman Jody Underwood says if the town doesn’t go to court, any money raised will go to a school choice organization.