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Asmus hearing a result of disagreement over equipment

April 5, 2014

Morning News — Leslie Mielke Snake River High School biology teacher Elaine Asmus and her attorney, Paul Stark, listen to testimony at the due process hearing Friday at the Snake River High School Auditorium.

No one wins in this contest.
Around 200 people attended the due process hearing for the Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus Friday at the Snake River High School Auditorium.
Facilitator Dale Storer outlined the rules of the hearing.
"The board can only consider evidence presented at this hearing," he said. "This is a due process hearing where attorneys confront witnesses and cross examine witnesses.
"The board members were instructed by me not to consider any comments outside this hearing because they would deprive the parties of their constitutional rights." said Storer. "Both sides must be able to respond to witnesses.
All letters and emails have been collected and marked collectively as one exhibit. The board will eventually see them.
The hearing, which lasted until nearly 11 p.m. before the board adjourned, will reconvene at 6 p.m. on Monday.
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