Teachers file lawsuit against district over 'pressured' furlough days

Teachers file lawsuit against district over 'pressured' furlough days
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Teachers have filed a lawsuit against the Nampa School District.

The Nampa Education Association says the district violated teacher contracts and pressured them to take furlough days.

In the court documents, teachers say they signed a contract in the summer of 2012. They say that contract stipulates that any changes must get approval from the state schools superintendent.

The NEA says that didn't happen when the district asked teachers to volunteer four furlough days.

The district released a statement which points out that nearly 60 percent of teachers signed up for the furlough days to help with the district's budget shortfall.

To read the full lawsuit, click here.