Yes, word is that a King County Superior Court judge ruled for the challengers - Carline Brown and Rita Green, Jack Whelan, Robert Femiano and Eric Muhs.
Please, if you wanted a better policy for this approach, you may get it (and with Board oversight and more parent involvement).
PLEASE consider sending a check - big or small - to defray the costs of this litigation.
Make the check out to "Newman Duwors Attorneys" noting MOU appeal/Keith Scully. Checks can be mailed to district watchdog Chris Jackins (who makes me look like a slacker):
Seattle Committee to Save Schools
PO Box 84063
Seattle, WA 98124
Details to follow
Update: spoke to Jack Whelan, who was in the court when the decision was read, and Director Peaslee.
Jack Whelan and Lina Brown were in attendance but apparently only the district's hired lawyer was there. No one from SPS nor SEA.
About the decision, Jack said, "Judge Erlick gave a thoughtful decision that seemed based on common sense." Judge Erlick supported the plaintiffs' view that the School Board (the district's legislative body) cannot delegate out their responsibilities that are listed in state law.
The issue of the Creative Approach Schools is remanded back to the Board who has a couple of choices. Revise it and get it approved by SEA and the district (but it cannot cut out Board oversight). Or dump it.
Director Peaslee stated, "I am hopeful this will have far-reaching and positive benefits. It is important the Board be part of this process."