Red Oak Principal’s Case Leads To Pair Of Hearings

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — Two hearings are planned related to a southwest Iowa school district’s plan to fire a high school principal.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports the effort to fire Red Oak High School Principal Jedd Sherman will be the subject of a hearing before the Iowa Public Information Board next week and a Montgomery County courtroom next month.

Sherman argues the district voted to terminate his contract without hearing from him and that the matter was kept secret although he wanted an open hearing.

He earlier claimed the district wanted to fire him because he reported two cases of student bullying, and he wanted to remodel a restroom to comply with federal disability requirements.

Red Oak Superintendent Terry Schmidt says the district is eager to present its case in court.

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