Bridgeport School Super Fights To Keep Job
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas is fighting to keep his job amid questions about his reform efforts and his qualifications.
A lawsuit challenging his credentials has reached the Connecticut Supreme Court.
And a city Board of Education election in November is threatening to wipe out the current pro-Vallas majority and potentially lead to a vote to oust him.
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday.
Vallas isn’t certified by the state to be a school superintendent.
At issue is whether a course Vallas took meets the standards of a state law allowing the certification requirement to be waived.
Vallas is appealing a lower court ruling that he should be removed from the job immediately.
He previously led troubled, big city school districts in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans.
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