This morning, Judge Lyle Frank rejected the City’s request to vacate his Temporary Restraining Order, which means that any further cuts to school budgets will continue to be blocked until the August 04, 2022 hearing, when the case will be heard.
His order, as well as all the legal papers submitted so far, could be found here.
Laura D. Barbieri, the attorney from Advocates for Justice representing the parents and teachers who sued the City and who are asking for a revote of the City Council on the education budget, said the following:
“The Court having considered both the City and the Petitioners’ submissions denied the City’s motion to vacate the TRO before the hearing on August 04, 2022, when both sides will be presenting additional evidence and arguments. Here at Advocates, and on behalf of all the parents, teachers, students and concerned New Yorkers who are supporting the lawsuit, we are happy with this decision and believe the City should take this as a signal and restore school budgets immediately.”