Family Drops Lawsuit to Reunite High School Sisters
Nine months after filing their case, the Bailey family says the legal fight is no longer worth the energy it was taking, and one daughter in a new school has accommodated the change.Posted — Updated
“It’s the wrong thing to do to any family,” Rhonda Bailey said.
“A lot of good came out if it even if it’s not necessarily what we wanted in the first place,” Brittany said.
The Baileys were caught in the middle of a wave of change.
With the decision to tear up the court papers behind then now, the Baileys said they have no regrets and they feel their fight sent a message.
The Baileys may claim one victory as they may get state law changed.
A bill in the state House of Representatives would allow school boards to appoint a separate committee to hear appeals over school assignments. The Baileys said they feel that would lift a burden off board members in large districts like Wake and give parents a bigger voice.
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