The Idaho Education Association learned today that Judge Timothy Hansen has ruled in favor of the State of Idaho, et al, in the lawsuit brought by the Idaho Education Association and others. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of Senate Bill 1108 and related trailer bills enacted this past legislative session. The bills wrongly curtail the rights of teachers, the IEA, and its local education associations, and they rob local school districts’ ability to make the best decisions for students.
“All involved anticipated that whether it was a win, lose, or draw, Judge Hansen’s decision would be appealed and ultimately decided by the Idaho Supreme Court,” said Paul Stark, IEA General Counsel. “The Idaho Education Association appreciates Judge Hansen’s expedited decision that allows the parties to have the issues presented to the Supreme Court as soon as possible. The Idaho Education Association further looks forward to the November 2012 election when Idaho voters will finally have a say in overturning the harmful education laws passed this year.”
Click here to read Judge Hansen's decision.