Former New Orleans RSD superintendent ordered to leave Conn. job

Former New Orleans RSD superintendent ordered to leave Conn. job

Former New Orleans RSD superintendent ordered to leave Conn. job

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 10:08 AM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered Bridgeport's interim school superintendent to leave his job immediately, following a court ruling that he's not qualified for the position.

Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ruled Wednesday in the case of interim Superintendent Paul Vallas, who previously led school districts in Philadelphia, Chicago and New Orleans.

The Connecticut Post reports that lawyers for the city have asked the Supreme Court for an expedited review of the case, which would give Vallas another 10 days.

Bellis ruled last month that Vallas wasn't qualified and should be removed because he didn't complete a state-mandated school leadership program.

Wednesday's hearing was on a motion filed by retired state Judge Carmen Lopez to immediately remove Vallas and not let him remain on the job while the city appeals Bellis' earlier ruling.

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