Court says Clayton can't dock teacher pay

A federal judge on Friday approved a temporary restraining order against Clayton County Schools to stop the district from forcing contract employees to repay part of their salary.

In April, the school board approved five furlough days for the 2010-11 school year to shore up the district's budget, according to a complaint filled Thursday.

Four of those days were billed retroactively, with contract employees required to repay money or have it subtracted from their paycheck.

A hearing is expected to take place next week. A district spokesman said it was a legal matter and had no comment.

JAIME SARRIO