NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A federal judge has ruled that the rezoning of Metro Nashville Schools in 2009 was not a pretext for re-segregation.
The decision was announced on Friday and the case dismissed. Frances and Jeffrey Spurlock sued three years ago on behalf of their sixth grade daughter. They claim the African-American girl was taken out of a predominantly white school with a good academic record and offered the choice of two failing schools.
"We are happy to have this litigation behind us. We value diversity in our schools and will continue to promote diverse schools through innovative programs and school choice," said Jesse Register, director of schools. "We are committed to providing every student with an outstanding education."
Metro Schools will continue to use its current zoning plan for neighborhood zoned schools.