No ruling yet on suspended principal’s reinstatement

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 24, 2003

LIBERTY&045; As of Thursday afternoon, chancery court officials said Judge Hollis McGehee had not yet ruled on a suspended principal’s motion for reinstatement.

Amite County High School principal Charlie Floyd filed the motion last week, seeking an injunction to prevent a hearing by the school board on his suspension.

McGehee heard testimony from witnesses last Monday and Tuesday, and parties in the case have said they expect a ruling within 10 days.

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In October, Floyd was suspended by the school board pending an investigation.

Board members have refused to comment on the investigation, or on published reports that Floyd was suspended for allegedly changing a student’s grades.

Floyd has also refused to comment on the matter, except to deny any wrongdoing.

An extensive audit of the Amite County school district was recently completed by state investigators, who found numerous deficiencies within the district, including undocumented grade changes.