The Fair Park Alumni Association, along with several other community members,  have filed a lawsuit against the Caddo Parish School Board in an attempt to stop a merger with Booker T Washington High School.

The Association says that the merger violates equal protection requirements of the 14th Amendment and students at Fair Park have not been given the tools needed for a proper education. The Association is trying to get a temporary restraining order to prevent the merger with hopes the court will rule in their favor and permanently block the move.

A statement from the Fair Park Alumi is below.

We believe the action of the Caddo Parish School Board has been hastily taken without adequate study, even when such study was requested by staff and Superintendent Dr. Lamar Gorree.  It is unfortunate that legal action had to be taken; however, it is necessary that all steps be taken to protect all students’ right to an education that is equal and non-discriminatory.  We understand that we are seeking extraordinary relief; however, our extraordinary students deserve no less.