Teachers Group Seeks Temporary Injunction Against Home Rule in DISD

By Ellen Bryan
|  Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014  |  Updated 9:49 AM CDT
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The Dallas Independent School District's battle to select members for a home-rule commission continues Wednesday, as a teachers group seeks a temporary injunction.

Ellen Bryan, NBC 5 News

The Dallas Independent School District's battle to select members for a home-rule commission continues Wednesday, as a teachers group seeks a temporary injunction.

The Dallas Independent School District's battle to select members for a home-rule commission continues Wednesday, this time inside district court.

A Dallas County district judge could issue a temporary injunction Wednesday, giving a Dallas teacher's group time to review the nominations to the commission that will write the new charter for DISD.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Alliance-AFT won a temporary restraining order on Friday. The teachers group claims the process to appoint the home-rule charter commission violates state law which requires committee members be elected not appointed as those in DISD were.

The president of the Alliance-AFT says the teachers association needs the temporary injunction to review how the commission members were nominated

DISD trustees still have 11 spots to fill on the commission.

One school board member tells NBC 5 whether the board chooses to pick the remaining members as a group or brings in a sub-committee to make the decision, they will probably face more litigation.

DISD has until June 21 to put the home-rule commission together.

Trustees meet Thursday night to discuss what happens in court Wednesday.

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