UPDATE: This could become a legal rat’s nest.
Bracing for the possibility the Connecticut Supreme Court overturns state control of city schools based on a technicality Governor Dannel Malloy is asking state legislators to approve language that would erase the provision that required the elected Board of Education to receive training to improve school operations before asking the state to take control. School board members apparently did not receive the training. Does this mean a decision by the Supremes is coming soon? If so, and if they rule against the state takeover of schools based on a technicality versus constitutional does the eventual approval of this legislative change then trump the Supreme Court decision?
Confused? Me too. Calling all OIB lawyers …
Norm Pattis, an attorney representing elected board members opposed to state control, says: “If Dan Malloy thinks the vote is a technicality he ought to move to China. The legislative change making it easier for bureaucrats to depose elected officials is a fascist’s nocturnal emission.”
The Hartford Courant story here.