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Judge's order grants relief in tenure case

The Associated Press

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GREENSBORO (AP) – A Superior Court judge says temporary protection against some provisions of North Carolina’s teacher tenure law does not extend to all school boards.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Friday’s order granted the Guilford County and Durham boards of education relief from having to issue new contracts to certain teachers in exchange for their tenure.

That protection lasts until the appellate courts rule on the broad merits of the lawsuit.

The state is being sued by the school boards and Guilford Superintendent Maurice Green over new provisions to the teacher tenure law. The state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit was also denied.

The order means other state school boards must still identify teachers for the new contracts and issue those contracts by June 30, according to state law.