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Ex-school leader says appeal revoked certificates decision

Ex-school leader says appeal revoked certificates decision

Bill Stephens

May 2nd, 2016

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MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Former Montgomery County Superintendent Joshua Powell says he will appeal the Education Professional Standards Board’s decision to revoke his superintendent and principal certificates.

Powell said in a statement Friday to the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1NiAEJO ) that he didn’t violate any laws.

The certificates were revoked amid accusations of unlawful and unethical practices involving Powell’s handling of some employees. The revocation is in effect until 2020.

Powell said in an interview he didn’t think his certificates should be eligible for revocation until after his appeal, which under Kentucky law is heard by a circuit court.

The newspaper previously reported the county school board suspended Powell with pay in 2015, and decided not to renew his contract. Powell had been hired in 2011 to turn around academic performance in the county.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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