Third lawsuit is filed on behalf of Hawaii students in special education

11/5/2009 | Honolulu Star-Bulletin

A lawsuit filed this week on behalf of eight students with disabilities is the third to be filed to block Hawaii's plan to furlough teachers for 17 days this school year. The lawsuit alleges the state did not provide adequate notice or public-comment opportunity when it adopted the so-called Furlough Fridays, thus violating students' rights to due process of law under the Constitution. The case is scheduled to be heard Monday, along with two other suits related to the furloughs, in U.S. District Court.

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