LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE, CRLA, ROPES & GRAY FILE SUIT AGAINST SANTA ROSA SCHOOL BOARD FOLLOWING CLOSURE OF LOCAL SCHOOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Candice Francis / Communications Director, LCCR /  415.543.9697 x216 / cfrancis@lccr.com

Lawyers’ Committee, California Rural Legal Assistance and Ropes & Gray filed a suit to prevent the Santa Rosa School Board from illegally closing Doyle Park Elementary School. This suit is being filed on behalf of the Doyle Park Committee for Education Equity (DPCEE), a community group comprised of concerned students, parents, teachers, and community members challenging the proposed closure in light of a clear conflict of interest by a school board member. In addition to numerous violations of California law, the lawsuit alleges that school closure will also have a negative impact on Latino students in the community and is in violation of anti-discrimination laws.