State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra
The event drew about 100 administrators, including veterans at big districts like West Ada’s Mary Ann Ranells and leaders of smaller charters and districts like New Plymouth’s David Sotutu.
David Leroy alone will receive nearly $77,000. He represented state superintendent Sherri Ybarra in an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Legislature and the State Board of Education.
It’s unclear how much state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s lawyer has received. Former attorney general and lieutenant governor David Leroy has a contract worth up to $200,000.
Monday’s 5-0 ruling means 18 jobs and $2.7 million will be shifted out of state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s office, over her objections.
It’s unclear when the Supreme Court will rule in the case. And on Friday, justices didn’t really tip their hand either. During a hearing held over Zoom, the five justices posed pointed questions to attorneys for state superintendent Sherri Ybarra, the Legislature and the State Board of Education.
The documents — a flashpoint in the legal fight between Ybarra, the Legislature and the State Board — instead are designed to show why Ybarra believed her office was under political siege.
At issue are court filings from state superintendent Sherri Ybarra and her legislative aide, suggesting Republican lawmakers are trying to undercut Ybarra’s State Department of Education.