The Heidi Kaeslin hearing began Oct. 22 with the expectation it would be over by the end of this week. How does January sound? Or March? Or maybe 2014?
As for the hearing, it was two days ago after eight days of testimony that Lincoln Unified rested its case against the fired special-education teacher. Kaeslin’s attorney has not begun his case yet and won’t until 2013 has arrived, according to Lincoln Unified Superintendent Tom Uslan.
The attorneys’ scheduling conflicts have made it impossible to block off additional time this month or in December, Uslan said. So the goal now is to set some dates in January.
We’ve also been told that once all the arguments are completed and the case goes to the three-member panel, it could take up to six weeks for the ruling body to issue its written judgment — possibly early March.
And after the panel rules, the losing party is likely to appeal the matter in court, and we can only guess how long that process might last.