Hearing set to discuss possible sanctions in Dallas contract dispute

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge has set a date for a hearing for the Dallas Education Association to argue why the Dallas School District should be held in contempt of court.

The hearing, scheduled by Judge William H. Amesbury, will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m.

At the hearing, the teachers’ union will be allowed to argue why the school district should be held in contempt of an order that mandated a schedule of negotiations to settle a three-year contract dispute.

The district could face sanctions that include paying for counsel fees and other fines and costs.

Through its attorney, the district previously appealed the court order, arguing it was hard to get the same board members to each negotiation session.

The district is no longer attending the sessions.

So far, no opinion has been sent down from the state appellate court in regard to the district’s appeal.

Dallas High School. (Times Leader File Photo)
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By Patrick Kernan

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Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan