School district headed to court

By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Representatives for the Point Isabel Independent School District were set to be in court Thursday morning as a dispute over senior class rankings continues.

Late last month, a judge granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing the District from releasing the senior class rankings. At the center of the issue, one student, Myranda Woolly, and her parents, allege the District has committed an error in tabulating student ranks and that she was not adequately informed that one of her classes would not count towards the ranking process.

When preliminary rankings were released earlier this spring, Woolly, who had been ranked first in her class the previous two years, was listed as second. Sitting in first was Marina Wise Herring, who began the 2015-2016 school year ranked third.

In a petition filed with the Cameron County Court at Law No. 2, Woolly and her parents “seek injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and monetary relief of $100,000 or less.” It is unclear, however, if Woolly and her family are seeking a monetary judgment since various points of the petition specifically read that no monetary relief is being sought, merely “declaratory and injunctive relief” along with court costs.

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