Alumni of a San Diego high school named for St. Junipero Serra filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the school’s principal and school board, alleging they skirted the law by voting to remove the saint from the name of the school.
“On July 14, 2021, Thomas More Society Special Counsel filed suit in California Superior Count against Junipero Serra High School Principal Erica Renfree and the San Diego Unified School District, on behalf on a group of the school’s alumni families and residents of the surrounding Tierrasanta community,” the nonprofit law firm announced in a Wednesday press release. “These individuals, collectively self-identifying as ‘Preserve Serra High,’ object to the school district’s unlawful action of renaming the publicly funded high school without any allowance for input from local resident taxpayers.”
“Renfree, the school district, its officials, and up to seventy other individuals are charged with violations of the California and United States Constitutions’ Due Process and Establishment Clauses. The filing also petitions for