Harbaugh v. Bd. of Education of the City of Chicago

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
School Law
Case Number: 
No. 11-3277
Decision Date: 
May 17, 2013
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-school district’s motion for summary judgment in action by plaintiff alleging that plaintiff’s termination from her teacher’s position violated her due process rights. Plaintiff lacked any protected property interest in her teaching position because she had not yet acquired tenure under Illinois law at time of her termination. Ct. rejected plaintiff’s claim that year she served as full-time-basis substitute teacher should have counted toward applicable four-year requirement of teaching in tenure-track position to obtain tenure status.