Miami Teachers Lawsuit
As a result of budget cuts implemented by the Broward County School Board, the board has changed its policy on teacher retirement extensions to prohibit the practice and effectively leaving some teachers without a job. Some of the teachers have hired attorneys and began the process of filing a lawsuit.
Some 32 of the affected teachers had applied and been approved for the extensions much earlier in the school year and as a result had made crucial life plans based on the belief that they would be employed.
The Broward Teachers Union plans to file a lawsuit on the basis that the district did not provid ethe teachers with ample time to make plans.
The school union plans to file the class action lawsuit in state court by the end of the week, union spokesman John Ristow said.