A Nashville charter school network has been sued over a series of mass text messages that the charter organization allegedly sent to parents in recent months to promote enrollment at their schools.
Irika Skeete, a Metro school parent from Goodlettsville, is the lead plaintiff of a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court Friday against RePublic Schools Nashville on behalf of all individuals who received what the suit calls “spam” text messages.
The suit, which seeks an injunction to halt the recruitment practice, contends that RePublic Schools Nashville violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act by allegedly sending messages through a commercial auto-dialing service without the consent of recipients. It claims parents received the first set of mass text messages on phones on Nov. 16, and that three additional installments were made through Jan. 12.
One text message allegedly read: “4th-grade parents, your child is eligible to attend Nashville Academy of Computer Science next year. Please call us at 615-873-0484 to tour our facility!”