The Fair Park PTA and Fair Park Alumni Association are preparing to take the Caddo Parish School System to court over the recently announced merger of Fair Park and Booker T Washington High Schools. The plan will convert Fair Park to a Middle School and transfer all High School students to BTW.

PTA President Earnestine Coleman says the two groups are working with an attorney to file a civil rights class action lawsuit and to stop the two schools from merging. Coleman says that Fair Park was underserved for years and that this merger will just lead to violence and a higher drop out rate.