A former teach at Edgewood-Colesburg who was fired after the deaths of four students is appealing her firing to the Iowa Supreme Court. 57-year-old Carol Walthart, an elementary education teacher, was fired in November of 2000 about six weeks a one-car accident took the lives of four students. The four teens were returning from a party at Walthart’s rural Colesburg farm. The school board fired her saying that she acted in an unprofessional manner by allowing the students to use her farm for a party involving alcohol and that the students were properly monitored. Walthart’s lawyer is claiming that her due process rights were violated as she did not know the students were drinking on her property. Her lawyer is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a district court ruling that the Ed-Co board acted properly.
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