NEWARK — The fate of two Catholic grade school students who were denied admission for the 2017-18 school year after their family successfully sued to let one of the girls play on the boys basketball team now rests with a judge.
Closing arguments in the civil trial pitting the family of 13-year-old Sydney Phillips and 11-year-old Kaitlyn Phillips against St. Theresa School in Kenilworth and the Archdiocese of Newark were held Tuesday.
An attorney for the Phillips family argued the re-enrollment rejection was an act of retribution for the negative publicity the archdiocese endured from the basketball lawsuit.
The archdiocese, …read more
Source: NJ.com Union