PANOPSI, AFSA Local 17, Goes to Court

The Professional Administrators of New Orleans Public Schools, Inc. (PANOPSI), AFSA Local 17, in conjunction with other New Orleans public school employees have filed a class action lawsuit against the Louisiana State Department of Education, its Recovery School District and the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) for wrongful termination of nearly 7,500 school employees immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2005, and is finally being tried in court during the entire month of June 2o11. Willie Zanders, Esq., is the lead counsel in the class action lawsuit.

For the latest trial updates, click on the links to the news articles below.

May 26: OPSB blames co-defendant as teachers seek compensation for 2006 mass firings

May 23: Trial on New Orleans School Employee Terminations After Hurricane Katrina Starts