Leaders of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have followed through with talk of suing Metro Schools over the issue of rezoning.
It was reported on Tuesday that the NAACP had filed a lawsuit on behalf of Jeffrey and Frances Spurlock against Metro Nashville Public Schools, claiming the district’s rezoning plan negatively affected their daughter’s education and led to bullying and harassment after she was transferred from one middle school to another.
In April of this year, local NAACP president Marilyn Robins told The City Paper that the organization was working on depositions even before rezoning measures were passed by Metro Schools’ Board of Education last summer.
“We’re going to take this issue all the way,” Robinson said at the time. “If we have to go to the Supreme Court, we will.”
MNPS has acknowledged receipt of the suit, which was filed on Monday, but had no comment. For more on the lawsuit, click here.