- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Members of a city board of education in Alabama have responded to a lawsuit centered on their vote to not retain the school system’s superintendent.

The Gadsden Times reports the four then-members who voted to search for a new superintendent filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss the case lodged by three parents of children in the Gadsden City School system. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit states that they violated the Open Meetings law and the Alabama School Board Governance Improvement Act. Three board members had dissented.

Defendants’ attorney Taylor P. Brooks said in the motion that the laws cited do not contain provisions prohibiting the board’s actions and the plaintiffs don’t have standing.

Board member Wayne Watts, named as a defendant, told The Gadsden Times the superintendent job hasn’t been advertised.

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Information from: The Gadsden Times, https://www.gadsdentimes.com

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