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Attny: Vallas State Supreme Court case not moot

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BRIDGEPORT — A Connecticut Supreme Court decision on whether Paul Vallas is qualified to hold the job of schools superintendent has been dulled quite a bit in the past week but it is still alive.

First Vallas lost the support of a majority of the school board with last Tuesday’s election, making his tenure in the district precarious to say the least. Then it was announced Vallas was going to run for lieutenant governor of Illinois and would resign his job here to do it.

That said, Steven D. Ecker, Vallas attorney, said Monday the case being weighed by the state’s highest court goes on, at least until Vallas leaves.

“At this point, neither side is claiming it is moot,” Ecker said. That may change if the court doesn’t rule before Vallas actually leaves but even then, Ecker said a decision could weigh on Vallas’ reputation.

The court heard oral arguments in September on whether the law was followed when Vallas received a state waiver of the requirement that he hold an educational administrators certificate. A lower court ruled it was not. Although everyone expected a quick answer from the higher court, it has not yet been rendered.

 

Categories: General
Linda Lambeck

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  1. GETOVERYOUSELVES says:

    Why am I not surprised that a decision hasn’t been rendered? Malloy must have his hands in many pots. These lame politicians know how to drag out a decision until their hidden agendas can be accomplished! They must be above the law! What a JOKE!!!

  2. The Circus has Left Town says:

    Good boy Ecker…..be sure to spend every ill gotten nickel so four teachers won’t have jobs next year. Vallas should have been paying this bill himself and not burdening the taxpayers. It’s over…done! Way to go Finchy……. Hey, does Ecker need a 5oo foot driveway and every member of his family on the payroll. It’s not too late.