Whether to discipline teachers who struck won’t be discussed by state board

Thousands of teachers statewide, including these who demonstrated at Congress Street and Granada Avenue downtown, walked out seeking higher pay and education spending in April. /Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star

The state Board of Education won’t be weighing whether to discipline tens of thousands of teachers who walked out during the #RedForEd strike — at least not yet.

Board President Lucas Narducci on Friday yanked the subject of the board’s authority to sanction educators from the agenda for Monday’s meeting, calling any discussion of the issue “premature at this time.”

“The board does not have enough information or legal advice to have a constructive discussion,” he said in a pepared statement, saying the board will “seek more guidance through legal counsel in due course.”

Narducci’s move is a setback for state schools chief Diane Douglas.



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