ACLU asks summary judgment in Nebo school case

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    By TIM RUSH

    Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union made a motion Monday for summary judgement in the federal law suit against Nebo School District.

    The suit was filed by Spanish Fork High teacher, Wendy Weaver.

    David Watkiss, the attorney representing Weaver, said there are three claims to the case.

    First, because of her homosexual lifestyle, the school district issued a letter to Weaver that stated she could not discuss her sexuality with students or other teachers. Watkiss said the school district violated Weaver’s constitutional right to free speech.

    Second, the school district issued letters telling Weaver to whom she could talk to about her sexuality. Watkiss said this violated her right to privacy. He said they want these letters to be removed from her personal record.

    Third, the school district fired her from her position as a volleyball coach. Watkiss claimed this violated her right to equal protection. They are seeking $1,500 to compensate her for the money she would have earned had she kept her coaching job.

    Representatives from the attorney general’s office refused to comment on the case.

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