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Scott County School Board upholds termination following grievance hearing

May 4th, 2014 10:21 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County School Board upholds termination following grievance hearing

GATE CITY — The Scott County School Board voted to uphold an employee's termination during a specially called grievance hearing last week.

The grievance hearing was the first held by the school board in more than 20 years, school officials said.

Following a closed-session portion of the meeting, the board voted unanimously last Tuesday to uphold Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson's recommendation that an unnamed employee have their position terminated.

"In this case, there was a recommendation for a termination, and the employee chose to exercise their grievance rights," Scott County Schools Director of Personnel Jason Smith said. "(Doing so) allows them to have a hearing before the board."

The reason for termination reportedly concerned employee conduct.

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