Parent dismisses class fee lawsuit against West Ada By Holly Beech firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Jul 12, 2017 (…) Creatas Images West Ada District Service Center By Holly Beech/MP A school fee lawsuit brought against the West Ada School District last year has been dismissed.Parent Molly Hyde, represented by Robert Huntley, sought to recover damages for herself and every parent, guardian or student in the district who had paid “illegal and unconstitutional” student fees since the fall of 2014.“We voluntarily dismissed it because of the fact that we didn’t have any clients who were in the junior high...and senior high group,” Huntley said. “We just didn’t have the right kind of plaintiffs. Her kids were preschool.” × Advertisement Huntley is representing parents in a similar case against the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District that has a better shot of getting a class action ruling — meaning the case would potentially represent all parents and guardians in that school district or across the state who have paid so-called unconstitutional fees, Huntley said.At the core of both lawsuits is that school districts should not be allowed to charge student fees or issue classroom supply lists because the Idaho Constitution calls for a free and uniform public education system.The Pocatello plaintiffs, parents Mike Zeyan and Rachael Booth, have five children across age groups, Huntley said.Huntley also represented Russell Joki, a former Nampa School District superintendent and West Ada school board member, in a school fee lawsuit against West Ada from 2012 to 2015.Joki brought the case on behalf of fees he paid for his grandchildren. The judge ruled that the fees were unconstitutional.The following year, West Ada stopped charging class fees. The district budgeted $865,000 for next school year to cover the lost revenue. More from this section Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Mold found at every Meridian fire station racks up $70K bill Posted: July 19, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!