Judge Threatens Jail for Durant School Board Members
DURANT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge is threatening members of a local school board with jail time if they don't comply with a court order to fully reinstate a high school principal who was fired.
District Court Judge Mark Smith found the Durant School Board members in contempt Friday. The judge ordered them each to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $500 fine, unless they restore all of the duties, privileges and rights that the principal previously enjoyed.
The Quad-City Times reports that Durant High School Principal Monica Rouse was fired in 2010, but appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court and won.
She returned to her job, but board members later admitted that she wasn't allowed access to student records, her old computer or to the entire high school.
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