Teachers File Lawsuit Against Jefferson Parish School Board After Lay-Offs

The Jefferson Federation of Teachers files a lawsuit against the Jefferson Parish School Board after what they claim are unjust lay-offs.

Melanie Munch, President of the JFT, went to court Wednesday to seek a temporary injuction to stop the layoffs. Munch calls the layoffs "madness."

The JFT says laying-off certified permanent/tenured teachers for this coming school year is in violation of law and the Louisiana Constitution.

The Jefferson Federation of Teachers is a labor organization that represents teachers and school employees in the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

Judge Ray Steib set a hearing date for Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:30a.m.