INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge has rejected an effort by school bus drivers, Head Start teachers and teachers’ aides to receive unemployment benefits during summer break from school.
Judge Sarah Evans Barker dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday, writing “In short, the plaintiffs were not, and are not now, entitled to the unemployment benefits they sought.”
The workers had sued after a change to Indiana unemployment law in 2012 meant they were no longer eligible for unemployment during planned breaks in employment, such as summer break.
The Indiana Court of Appeals dismissed a similar suit last year.
The dispute over the unemployment benefits led some bus drivers for Indianapolis Public Schools to not show up for work on Aug. 17, 2012, leaving the district scrambling to get students home that afternoon.
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