- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The State Board of Education is meeting to consider replacing two staff posts that are vacant and could find another fight with Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.

The board has been caught in a prolonged battle with Douglas over its independence. Douglas contends she’s in charge of board staff but a judge refused to intervene last month and said the board oversees its staff. Douglas is appealing that ruling.

The board meets Friday to consider filling a vacant deputy executive director post and another vacancy.

Douglas is supposed to recommend people for those posts. But she sent the board a letter last month saying she can’t while the board staff is working outside her direction.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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