Thursday, October 02, 2014

Taxpayers are going to have to dig deeper for APS' litigation

APS has received another adverse ruling in their litigation against the public interests.  The cost to taxpayers, to defend APS School Board Member Marty Esquivel's ego, is going up.

In a ruling from a Federal Court Judge, link, APS' Motion for Summary Judgement was denied without prejudice.  The effective result is that Esquivel's lawyers are going to have to re-write their motions and we are going to have to rewrite our responses to their motions.  The cost to taxpayers will be substantial; thousands of dollars that literally could have been spent in APS classrooms instead.

A few school bus loads of students won't get to go on a field trip this year, because Esquivel and the school board think the best interests of those students are better served by adding thousands of dollars to the already nearly three quarter of million dollars they have spent defending Marty Esquivel's ego.

There is a real cost to students for ignoring the ethics, standards and accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS.

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