Parents Still Attempting to Rescue Harding From Closure

By Scott Sarvay

June 8, 2011 Updated Jun 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A group of parents went to court Wednesday, fighting to save Harding High School from closure.

Last fall, the East Allen County School Board approved a re-design plan that said Harding should close and its students be split up between the district's four other high schools.

Parents for Quality Education argued for an injunction to block the forced transition of Harding students.

Jimella Harris of Parents for Quality Education says, “We do not believe that the East Allen County School District has put their interests as a priority."

EACS Attorney Steven Jackson says, “Indiana law makes it very clear that it is up to school boards to decide whether or not to close schools."

The two sides have seven days to file court briefs With Judge Nancy Boyer, before a decision is rendered.

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