Antioch School District ordered to postpone dependent charter deadlines for Dozier-Libbey, but permitted to move forward
By Allen Payton
On Friday morning, April 4, 2014, Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Laurel Brady asked the Antioch Unified School District to postpone deadlines for the 2014-15 school year, under the district’s dependent charter.
Although the teachers in favor of the independent charter are claiming a minor victory, the judge’s decisions merely asked the district to postpone until April 28, the requirement that Dozier-Libbey teachers commit to employment at the district dependent charter by the close of business Friday. In addition, the deadline for parents to sign-up their students for the Fall was also postponed from Monday, April 7 to Monday, April 28.
A complete hearing of arguments from both sides and a ruling is scheduled for 9:00 A.M. on April 28.
The decisions were in response to a temporary restraining order filed by the attorneys for the organizers of the independent charter conversion to stop the district from moving forward with its dependent charter conversion.
However, the judge refused to hear that and the district was not prevented from moving forward and allowed to proceed with the dependent charter, as planned.
The case pending before the Contra Costa Superior Court is Dozier-Libbey Medical High School et al. v. Antioch Unified School District, et al. (Case No. CIVMSN14-0453).
This article was revised at 3:27 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014
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