Calhoun, state school boards sued for removing spring break

By Whitney Brakken | Apr 2, 2014

CHARLESTON -- Two local boards of education face lawsuits for allegedly removing the spring break from the school calendar.

Christina Jones and Norma Myers both filed lawsuits March 10 in Kanawha Circuit Court against the West Virginia State Board of Education and Calhoun County Board of Education, citing violation of statute and detrimental reliance.

The complaint states both are employed by the Calhoun County Board of Education (Myers' complaint says she is a teacher) and on Feb. 27, Calhoun County Board of Education cancelled the spring break it had scheduled for March 17-21. The plaintiffs said they and other Board of Education employees will sustain hardship and economic loss as a result of the sudden change in the school calendar, according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction preventing the defendants from removing the spring break, any monetary damages and fees.

Both are being represented by Andrew J. Katz of The Katz Working Families Law Firm LC.

Kanawha Circuit Court case numbers 14-C-501 (Jones) and 14-C-502 (Myers).


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