Source: By SUSAN FIELD, Morning Sun, Thursday, August 2, 2007
Whether or not a Clare County school district can privatize teacher’s aides is in the hands of a circuit judge.
Attempts by the Harrison Board of Education to privatize those jobs were halted Tuesday when Clare County Chief Circuit Judge Thomas Evans granted a temporary restraining order and told the district’s attorney to file a response to the Harrison Educational Support Professionals Association’s and the Michigan Education Association’s request for a preliminary injunction.
……. State law prohibits the privatization of teaching positions, but it allows for support staff, such as transportation and food service, to be contracted, Harrison Community Schools Superintendent Christopher Rundle said.