Price v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Due Process
Case Number: 
No. 13-2007
Decision Date: 
July 2, 2014
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-school board's motion to dismiss plaintiff-tenured teacher's section 1983 action alleging that defendant violated plaintiff’s due process rights by laying her off from her position without offering her opportunity to transfer to vacant positions for which she was qualified, and by hiring non-tenured teachers to fill said positions. Ct. rejected plaintiff’s claim that her tenured status provided her with interest in transferring to said vacant positions that was protected by due process clause since no such interest was established in Illinois statutes.