Robinson v. Morrill County School District #63

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Robinson v. Morrill County School District #63

Case Number
S-17-0216
Call Date
February 6, 2018
Case Time
9:00 AM
Court Number
Morrill
Case Location
Lincoln
Case Summary

S-17-0216, Patrick Robinson v. Morrill County School District #63 et al.

District Court of Morrill County, Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Appellant: Robert M. Brenner; Appellee: Steven W. Olsen, John L. Selzer (Simmons Olsen Law Firm PC)

Civil: Error Proceeding; School Termination

Proceedings Below: In an error proceeding, the district court found in favor of the respondent school district and school board, finding that there was sufficient evidence for the board’s decision to cancel the contract of the petitioner (Patrick Robinson), and that the board afforded Robinson due process.

Issues: 1. There was error in conducting a public meeting contrary to the established practice for publicized notice for the public body meeting. 2. There was error in failing to conduct a pre-suspension or post-suspension hearing in violation of due process. 3. There was error in affirming the hearing officer and then allowing the hearing officer to participate in deliberations. 4. There was error in allowing introduction of evidence regarding a previous contract. 5. There was error in using evidence and/or documents which were not received during the hearing. 6. There was error in finding lack of professionalism or insubordination. 7. The decision of the district court as well as the school board was contrary to law and lacking sufficient evidentiary support.

Schedule Code
SC