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VOL. 39 | NO. 40 | Friday, October 2, 2015

Judge: Non-teaching staff can be axed without appeal

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A judge has ruled that Nashville Metro's director of schools has the power to dismiss non-teaching employees without giving them an appeals hearing.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1OUXIgA) reports that Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Ellen Lyle in August dismissed the case of two employees, Tanya Aina-Labinjo and Janice Jones, who said former Director of Schools Jesse Register broke Metro Charter when they were fired without being appeal to appeal to the school board.

Lyle ruled that state law supersedes the charter and allows for a board to create policies detailing the process in which the director hires and fires personnel. Metro Nashville's employee handbook for support staff doesn't spell out an appeal process.

Aina-Labinjo and Jones have chosen not to appeal Lyle's Aug. 18 ruling.

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