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Unfortunately, while you can fight on the basis that this move is not in the best interests of the children, it is going to cost you money to hire an attorney to seek to take this to court and present proof that the interests of the children are in fact being harmed by this decision. There are reasons, not just they live within walking distance, that moving them further, such as their community and network of support, friends and associates are in the area closer to their home or that the school closer to them has a better academic performance. However, you parents would bear the burden of showing why the move is not in the best interests and if you cannot meet that burden, the school can move the children to another school.
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The law also would look at the needs of the school board as well, such as staffing and space for students as part of their decision. So if the board sees that the local school does not have sufficient space or staff and the other school has space and staff they can rearrange students to adjust class size and better utilize staff, so those are arguments you have to be prepared to overcome as well. The lawyer would have to look into that and case law is not going to be much help because each of these issues is heavily dependent on the specific facts of each situation as to why the move is found to be necessary.