Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies


Parents of students attending Clint ISD filed suit against the school district claiming that the district does not equally or equitably fund students at different, comparable campuses within the district in violation of the Texas Constitution. Plaintiffs were represented by Jim Harrington and the Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project (the El Paso office of the Texas Civil Rights Project). The district filed a motion to dismiss and plea to the jurisdiction arguing that it was immune from suit and that plaintiffs failed to exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit. On February 28, 2013, the trial court granted Clint ISD’s motion to dismiss and plea to the jurisdiction and dismissed plaintiffs’ lawsuit. Marquez v. Clint Indep. Sch. Dist., No. 2012-DCV-05582 (El Paso County District Court). LAF’s Attorney: Carole Callaghan, Butcher & Callaghan, P.C. Austin.