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Father files lawsuit over new Nassau County school

David Adams
David Adams

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – The father of a 10-year-old girl has filed a legal challenge to a new Nassau County elementary school.

David Adams claims the Nassau County School Board is acting illegally in how it's assigning students to the new Wildlight Elementary School. The 79-page lawsuit has to do with the new school zones that were announced just a few weeks ago.

Adams said he wants his daughter to be able to attend the new school, which has better opportunities, but because of the zoning, and his family living on "the wrong side of the tracks," that can't happen.

The lawsuit alleges that the school district has entered into an exclusive agreement with the company that's building Wildlight, and that Adams' daughter isn't even being given the opportunity to go to that new school. 

Adams said that the new school comes with a new advanced education program for STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

He said he believes every child in the county should at least have the option to attend the school, but that isn't the case.

"We hope to actually get this, basically, stopped. We're looking for equal opportunity for all of our children to have that same ability to go to any school here in the county with open enrollment, so that they have those educational opportunities," Adams told News4Jax on Tuesday. 

The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of Adams and his daughter.

News4Jax reached out to the school district on Tuesday, but were told it has no comment because it is pending litigation.