Wroten Family Granted an Injunction
From the article:
"The lawsuit, which states that Wroten resides in a Seattle home, claims the school district has wronged the Wrotens in three ways: by denying Tony Wroten his constitutional right to a public education; by denying him due process; and by breaching the contract reached between the district and the Wroten family last summer."
I don't know about the last two but the first one is not going to fly. Mr. Wroten's parents had several choices about his education for these last weeks. They could have enrolled him in a Renton school OR applied as a non-resident to any number of Seattle public high schools. Nothing was stopping him from getting a public education. Just wanting that education at a particular school - no matter the emotional ties to the school or, in his case, athletic ties - is likely not going to be a great argument legally.
The injunction also allows him to play on Garfield's basketball team. However, if the court later decides against the Wrotens, the games he plays in at Garfield might be forfeited.
The PI article has a few more details.
"Watness set Jan. 21 as the next hearing date in the case. Wroten can return to school as soon as his family posts a $25,000 civil bond."
The judge stated,
"it would do irreparable harm to Tony Wroten's education if he stayed out of school."
The district's stance:
"In its opposition, Shannon McMinimee, general counsel for the district, provided copies of the Wrotens' employment records and title and tax records of the family's Renton home as evidence of their residency status.
She also argued that "the plaintiffs have continued to provide contradictory statements regarding who in their family lives where, and have failed to provide any credible evidence to refute the district's conclusion that they reside in Renton."
McMinimee said the Wrotens' "continuing pattern of deceit make them very uncredible, and their supporters are far from disinterested, and in some cases have established histories of untruthfulness in enrollment matters."Let's get ready to rumble.