San Antonio Express-News
Consider the case of John Kelley, former special-ed biology teacher at Lee High School.
In June 2001, Kelley worked as an usher at graduation ceremonies. Since commencement occurred days after he says his teaching contract expired, Kelley asked to be compensated for the extra time worked.
Both sides are bracing for a fight that could reach the state Supreme Court.
Can NEISD call teachers into work on certain weekends and summer days within a 10-month contractual window without additional compensation?
Two years ago, Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott agreed that Kelley's contract required only 187 workdays. Two weeks ago, Judge David Rodriguez ordered NEISD to pay.