ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An organization representing a group of Albemarle County parents is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Albemarle County School Board.

The Alliance Defending Freedom announced the filing of a notice of appeal on Wednesday.

The lawsuit was dismissed in April when a judge ruled the plaintiffs did not have any legal basis for bringing the matter to the courts.

ADF’s lawsuit claims that some of the lesson plans taught in Albemarle County Public Schools are indoctrinating students with Critical Race Theory.

An ADF attorney said the parents found the lesson plans created under the division’s anti-racism policy push a CRT framework, including topics such as “passive racism,” and using racially discriminatory policies and practices against students.

“Parents’ fundamental right to direct their children’s education must include the right to protect their children from radical policies that sow racial division among students,” said ADF Senior Counsel Ryan Bangert in a release concerning the appeal. “Public schools can’t demean or divide students based on their race, religion, or ethnicity, but that is exactly what Albemarle County Public Schools is doing. We urge the court to take a hard look at the school district’s discriminatory policy and consider these families’ challenge to it.”

The lower court dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, which means it cannot be refilled, but that does not stop an appeal.