On June 11, 2013, a dozen minority students and their parents have filed suit in federal court to block closure of seven elementary schools in the Sacramento City Unified District.
Attorney Mark Merin filed the suit late Monday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on behalf of the students, their guardians and three parent-teacher associations at closing schools. The suit complains the schools designated for closure were chosen because they are in an area "without political influence or organization" - south Sacramento - and have disproportionately low-income and minority populations. Jesus Hernandez, Ph.D. prepared the case for Plaintiffs in Arriaga, et al. v. Sacramento City Unified School District. To read the Dr. Hernandez case material Please Download.