2 Unions File Privacy Suit Against AISD
July 11, 2008
Two more teachers’ unions file a lawsuit to block Austin Independent School District from releasing criminal background check data.
The Texas American Federation of Teachers — along with the Texas State Teachers Association — said it filed the lawsuit Thursday.
The controversy stems from the Attorney General Greg Abbott’s recent ruling that information in the newly required background checks is considered open records.
The unions said their lawsuit does not seek to prevent the background checks.
They do, however, want to block release of information about charges the unions consider irrelevant to the job of teaching, including charges that may have been dropped.
The Association of Texas Professional Educators filed a similar lawsuit last month.
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