Friday, July 25th, 2014
Current Time 5:20:50pm
Friday, 27 June 2014 09:17

Court rules school district chief can't be sued

Written by 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A state appeals court says the former Columbus city schools superintendent can't be sued in the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that a state appeals court on Thursday sided with former superintendent Gene Harris. The court agrees that Harris can't be held liable in civil court for administrators changing attendance numbers to manipulate the schools' performance ratings.

The parent of a student at Medina Middle School sued the school board, Harris and other administrators in November 2012. He claimed that district employees making changes to student data harmed his son because making the school appear better deprived kids of the help afforded for failing schools.

The court ruled that Harris was immune in her official capacity.

Associated Press

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Twitter Feeds
  • Free Text Alerts
  • Facebook Links

Follow us on Twitter!

AVC News - Daily Local Headlines and Alerts

AVC Sports - Local HS Sports Scores

Get Text Message Local News Alerts and Local HS Sports  Scores on Your Cell Phone!

YourRadioPlace.com will alert you to the latest breaking LOCAL news, weather school closings and local HS sports scores for all the games we broadcast via Text Messages to your cell phone or PDA! Sign up now for this FREE service! (Message and Data Rates May Apply - See details under read more link)

AVC Local News Alerts:   Text keyword: AVCNEWS to 41411
Local HS Sports Scores:  Text keyword: AVCSPORTS to 41411

Message and data rates may apply. To Opt-out text STOP to 41411. For more information text HELP to 41411.

Popular Articles...