DALLAS-- The movement to transform the DallasSchoolDistrict into a home-rule charter will continue as planned.
OnThursday a judge denied a temporary injunction to the process. Local teachers' union Alliance AFT wanted the judge to delay the school board's deadline for creating the home-rule commission until teachers return to school this fall.
The union is suing the district, saying it illegally appointed four teachers to the commission to create the home-rule charter.The lawsuit claims the teachers were appointed when they should have been elected.
'This has been a flawed process from the beginning because the district did not follow through with what the statute of the law requires,' Rena Honea with Alliance AFT said. 'And we want to be sure, not the end result, but we want our members and teachers to know that the process was done correctly.'
In court documents, the judge said the union failed to show 'individualized harm to its members' interests.' He also said the teachers appointed to the commission would still adequately represent their colleagues' interests.