No. 74-2418.

511 F.2d 172 (1975)

Tim SAPP, a minor, by his next friend and father, Jack Sapp, for themselves and for all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Dr. Carl G. RENFROE, Individually and in his capacity as Superintendent of the Decatur City Board of Education, et al., etc., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

April 11, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Elizabeth R. Rindskopf, John R. Myer, Howard Moore, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., for plaintiffs-appellants.

William E. Zachary, Jr., Decatur, Ga., for defendants-appellees.

Before THORNBERRY, COLEMAN and ROSENN, Circuit Judges.

ROSENN, Circuit Judge:

For at least the last twenty-five years, the Decatur City Board of Education (Board)1 has required all male students to complete successfully a course of military instruction, known as the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), as a necessary condition for completion of the tenth grade and for graduation from Decatur High School. The State Board of Education, which has established certain minimum requirements for...


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