YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown City School Board President Brenda Kimble now has 48 hours to appoint a teacher to the Academic Distress Commission.
The Seventh District Court of Appeals issued its judgement Friday, denying Kimble’s appeal. It upheld the Common Pleas Court ruling and lifted the stay, meaning she now has to make another choice.
Kimble had appointed Dr. Carol Staten to the Distress Commission in November. Next month, the teacher’s union argued the former administrator did not qualify as a teacher.
In January, the school board voted 4-to-3 to file this latest appeal. Friday’s ruling also declared the preliminary injunction granted by the trial court as an “abuse of discretion.”
“Well, hopefully Mrs. Kimble will respect the judgement of the court and choose one of the many hardworking, accomplished teachers in our district that she has to select from,” said Youngstown Education Association Vice President Paula Valentini.