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Press release: MPS teachers preparing to sue district over "realignments"
Write-in "Doug Mann" for School Board
by Doug Mann, 29 Oct 2004, Submitted to the Star-Tribune for publication 28 Oct 2004
"A group of 'realigned' MPS teachers have begun a class action lawsuit against the district with the goal of insisting that the district reverse the realignment or, at the very least, take a look at each individual realigned teacher's situation to determine if it is reasonable, practical and in the best educational interest of the students, to move them to their second license and on to a different school. We hope to have this take place before school begins. If any parents, students, teachers, principals or Mpls citizens are willing to write a brief statement and have it notarized (called an affidavit) about how they think this will impact their student/s, teachers, teaching teams, schools, entire school district, and/or the city of Mpls, you can do one of two things:
1) Show up between 7:30pm-8:30pm at First Congregational Church, 500 8th Av.
S.E., Mpls. where the affidavit forms will be available for you to write your
statements on and a notary will be there to notarize them OR
2)call Gregg Corwin's lawfirm at 952-544-7151 to get the affidavit form sent
to you, you would have to get it notarized yourself and send it back (you
could also go to the lawfirm directly in St. Louis Park get it all done there.)
Thanks for considering this action." -- Polly Smull