Monday, April 10, 2006

Judge reinstates labor deal killed by DC BoE

U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman has reinstated a labor deal negotiated between part time school bus attendants and David Gilmore, the court-appointed administrator in charge of the school system's transportation division. Last December the Board of Education rejected Gilmore's proposal on the ground that it was too expensive.
Judge Friedman ruled that "neither the superintendent nor the District of Columbia Board of Education has authority" to disapprove of labor deals negotiated by Mr. Gilmore.
Note: this is exactly what I meant when I said that putting the school system in the hands of the courts will slow things down and drive up costs.

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