ERIC Number: ED099460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Committee of Public School No. 19, et al., Plantiffs, Against Community School Board of Community Board District No. 14 of the City of New York, et al., Defendants. . .[Notice of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Complete with Affidavits; and Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction.]
District Court, New York, NY. Eastern District of New York.
The plaintiffs are some 30 Puerto Rican and Hispanic parents and their 57 minor children who attend Public School 19 (hereinafter P.S. 19) in Brooklyn. The defendants are the members of the Community District School Board Number 14 and of the New York City Board of Education. The Community Superintendent William Rogers and Chancellor Irving Anker are also defendants. The complaint charges defendants with discriminatorily denying plantiffs an equal educational opportunity. Defendants have continually maintained split-session classes at P.S. 19 since the 1961-1962 school year. The maintenance of these classes has caused plaintiffs to lose one hour a day of education or effectively a day a week of instruction. In response to the filing of this lawsuit, six defendant members of the Community School Board passed a resolution calling for the transfer of some of the fourth and all of the fifth grade classes to Public School 122. If defendants' plan is not enjoined, plantiffs will attend three separate elementary schools in three separate neighborhoods before entering seventh grade in a junior high school. The educators who have submitted affidavits to the Court all attest to the serious and irreparable harm that will result if the transfer is not enjoined. On June 12, 1974 the parents at P.S. 19 voted almost unanimously against the transfer. The parents favor use of the Community School District offices. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District Court, New York, NY. Eastern District of New York.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)