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Scholarship program put on hold after Accountability Act ruling

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Leaders of Rocket City SGO said they've already raised more than $10,000 for scholarships. Leaders of Rocket City SGO said they've already raised more than $10,000 for scholarships.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Leaders of a local program that provided scholarships for students at failing schools said they've hit a wall after a judge ruled the Alabama Accountability Act unconstitutional. The scholarship money they've raised would go to students in failing schools whose parents cannot afford private school tuition.

Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization launched less than a year before. Leaders of Rocket City SGO said they've already raised more than $10,000 for scholarships. Now, that money is sitting in an account as they look at what to do next because of the ruling.

Rocket City SGO said they had a meeting an hour after the Montgomery judge ruled the Alabama Accountability Act unconstitutional, and it's forced them to put everything on hold. The ruling is on appeal, and the scholarship organization hopes a judge grants an injunction to continue the Accountability Act while all the legal issues are sorted out.

"We've put in a lot of hours to get this thing set up," said Brad Garland of Rocket City SGO. "To have this kind of put on hold, it's just very frustrating for us."

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