|Published: 2:14 PM, 05/06/2013
||Last updated: 2:14 PM, 05/06/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Two lawsuits against the Monroe County
School System and Director of Schools Mike Lowry may finally be over,
after several years in the court system.
The Court of Appeals in Knoxville ruled
in their March 6 session to uphold the decision of Monroe County
Chancellor Jerri Bryant in 2012. Last year, Bryant dismissed former
teacher Penny Parker and School Board Member Sonya Lynn's lawsuits
against Lowry and the Board of Education. Parker and Lynn quickly
filed suit with an appeal.
This lawsuit has bounced back and forth
in the courts, with several unexpected twists in rulings.
Parker was hired as a special education
teacher for the 2006-2007 school year at Tellico Plains High School,
and her contract was renewed the following two school years. Having
completed three years of teaching, Parker became eligible for tenure.
See full story in the Sunday, May 5, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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