Parents are angry with school leaders for allowing students to take classes for free
Parents are outraged with the education department for allowing kindergarten students to receive free kindergarten lessons on their own.
Parents have filed a federal lawsuit against the department, saying the department failed to follow regulations governing kindergarten instruction.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says the department violated state and federal laws by allowing students in grades 6 through 8 to take the classes without permission.
The district says it has a policy that requires students to be given permission to take class for free.
The suit also says the education secretary violated the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act by failing to adequately supervise the district.
The suit names the education director, superintendent and other district officials.
The lawsuit says the Department of Education has no authority to interfere with the rights of students to use public school facilities for education.
The department says the lawsuit lacks merit.
The district says the lawsuits are based on false and defamatory statements.
On Wednesday, the Education Department said it was reviewing the complaint.