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Last updated 12:11PM ET
March 6, 2021
School Board Members, Legislators Wait for Double Dipping Ban to Start
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The U.S. Department of Justice may have given a green light to the two-year college system's new policies against "double dipping," but some say pending lawsuits and other factors are putting the brakes on implementation.

School board members and legislators who might have to choose between their system jobs and duties at the Capitol say they're taking a wait-and-see approach since it's still unclear when the changes will begin.

Chancellor Bradley Bryne said they're making sure everything with the policies is correct but there's no doubt they will be started soon.

Paul Hubbert, executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association, said he wasn't sure the policies could take effect before a lawsuit filed by the teacher's union was resolved.

The policies were passed by the state school board in August and prohibit system employees from holding elected office after 2010.

Changes in leave and flex time procedures could force several legislators to choose between their system jobs and their legislative jobs immediately.

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