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Lawsuit between former SBHS teacher and former school board member taken under advisement

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A former Scottsbluff High School Spanish teacher who claims she was ousted from her position will have to wait until next year for a judge to make a ruling.

Patricia Sulu is suing Kim Magana, stating that she was forced to resign after being forced to make a change in her curriculum.

Sulu alleges that Magana and another Spanish teacher drafted a complaint letter and encouraged students to sign it.

Sulu was forced to change her curriculum mid-semester, and students then dropped her class. She later resigned from her position at Scottsbluff High School, and lost 100 days of sick leave, along with life and disability insurance policies.

Today in District Court, Judge Leo Dobrovolny said that he will take this case under advisement, but won't make a decision until at least February.

Sulu's attorney, Maren Chaloupka says more than 2,000 pages of evidence have been submitted, and she has, "made a good case to let a jury decide this." Chaloupka adds that she has proven, "everything we've needed to prove."

Approximately 30 educators came out this morning to support Sulu, and Chaloupka hopes that there will be no repercussions for the teachers who "had the courage to show their support."

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