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Teachers union sues state over online discipline database

Posted July 12

— Utah's largest teachers union is suing the state school board over a new website that allows the public to search a database of disciplinary actions taken against educators.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2tNCzP6 ) the lawsuit was filed Friday by the Utah Education Association, but it has not yet been formally served to the Utah Board of Education.

Kass Harstad, an attorney representing the union, said the key issue is the retroactive nature of the website, which launched in February and includes information dating back 10 years.

Associate State Superintendent Angela Stallings confirmed the school board is considering amendments to its policy on the website. She says the board will meet with its legal counsel before discussing the website at an open meeting.

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