It looks like we can now close the book on SPARC Academy.
A federal judge has thrown out SPARC's lawsuit alleging the State Board of Education didn't renew the school's charter because its students and management are predominantly African American. Click here for a prior post.
What may not have helped the Raleigh charter school's case is that its attorney didn't show up for the hearing. It had been rescheduled to that day at his request. A week later, the judge dismissed the case.
The state is now asking that SPARC reimburse its costs for having attended that meeting. Click here to read its request.
Click here to read SPARC's amended lawsuit.
Click here to read the state's memo asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
Click here to read the order dismissing the lawsuit.