Closure of seven Sacramento schools upheld

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The judge said blocking the district was not warranted based on the evidence plaintiffs presented in court.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, in her 39-page ruling, concluded that the plaintiffs "do not have a fair chance of success on the merits" of their claims.

A dozen students and their parents filed suit last month in federal court, complaining that Sacramento City Unified School District officials chose to close campuses in low-income and predominately minority neighborhoods that are "without political influence or organization" and, instead, keep schools open in predominately white neighborhoods.

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