BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether Bridgeport’s interim school superintendent should be ousted from his job immediately, following a court ruling that he’s not qualified for the position.

The hearing is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday before Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis in the case of interim Superintendent Paul Vallas, who previously led school districts in Philadelphia, Chicago and New Orleans.

Bellis ruled last month that Vallas wasn’t qualified and should be removed because he didn’t complete a state-mandated school leadership program. City officials are appealing that ruling.

The Connecticut Post reports ( ) that Wednesday’s hearing is on a motion filed by retired state Judge Carmen Lopez to immediately remove Vallas and not let him remain on the job while the city appeals Bellis’ earlier ruling.
Information from: Connecticut Post,

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