Docket No. 71152, (Calendar No. 15).

421 Mich. 517 (1984)

365 N.W.2d 151


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 28, 1984.

Released February 11, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles M. Zwick and Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, and Gerald F. Young and Paul J. Zimmer, Assistant Attorneys General, for the plaintiffs.

Thrun, Maatsch & Nordberg, P.C. (by Thomas J. Nordberg and Michael A. Eschelbach), for the defendant.

Amici Curiae:

Linda L. Bruin for Michigan Association of School Boards.

Levin, Levin, Garvett & Dill (by Erwin B. Ellmann) for Michigan Education Association.

Miller, Cohen, Martens & Sugerman, P.C. (by Mark H. Cousens), for Michigan Federation of Teachers.

Stuart D. Hubbell for Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools.

Released February 11, 1985. Rehearing denied 422 Mich. 1201.


Plaintiffs are residents of the defendant Charlotte Public School District. They pay property taxes to the district for school operating purposes. In the 1981-1982 school year, plaintiffs enrolled their daughter Brenda as a full-time sixth grade student in the Charlotte Christian Academy, a private nondenominational school.

Since the academy does not offer a band course, plaintiffs...

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