A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt by parents to shut down San Diego Unified School District's anti-Islamophobia efforts, saying that they could not prove that the district's program was unconstitutional and favored Islam over other religions.
While Tuesday's decision did not close the case, the judge indicated in her 54-page ruling that she thinks the school district is likely to prevail.
The controversy began in 2016, when the school district decided to develop an initiative to address anti-Muslim bullying.
In April 2017, the school board voted to make a policy to protect Muslim students from bullying and increase education about Islam. It planned to do so while in partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group that works to combat Islamophobia.