GOLD and SHAYE v. DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
In 2009, the DeKalb County School System (DCSS) stopped payment on a retirement fund for district employees. Plaintiffs claim this was in direct violation of the contract the district agreed to and has resulted in a loss of millions of dollars for district employees.
DeKalb teacher Elaine Gold and school psychologist Amy Shaye filed suit against DCSS in June 2011. Their suit seeks class action status, which would allow other DeKalb Schools employees to join the suit against the district.
The next hearing in the case will take place on October 14th and possibly on October 15th at 9:00am before DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott. Judge Scott will hear oral arguments on various issues, including whether to grant class-action status to the case.
This hearing is open to the public. For those unable to attend, please check back here for regular updates.
Those people who are interested in attending the hearing should plan to arrive very early. In addition to the interest generated by this hearing, a large number of potential jurors for other trials will be present. Parking will be tight. In fact, those who can should carpool or take MARTA.