Three Neshoba Central teachers say they are moving forward with legal action against the Neshoba County School District alleging bullying, wrongful termination, and harassment.
The three teachers’ contracts were not renewed for the 2018-19 school year, after what the three call a series of incidents in which they were bullied and harassed by the school administration.
In Monday’s Neshoba County School Board Meeting all five board members unanimously voted to uphold the terminations.
Hearing testimony concluded last month. The three teachers gave a final appeal to the Neshoba County School Board in Monday night’s meeting.
After a three-hour executive session, members of the Neshoba County School Board made the decision not to renew the teachers’ contracts.
Shan Winstead, Neshoba County School Board President, stated, “the School Board backs the decision of the recommendation of the dismissal. We read the documentation of hearing testimony, listened to the presentation from legal council from both parties in a closed session, and formed our decision from that information.”
All three teachers are members of the Mississippi Educators Association and are within a few years of retirement. The three teachers are being represented by Mississippi Educators Association legal representative in the case.
The Neshoba County School Board was presented with over 4,000 pages of testimony involving the three women. Legal representation presented their case to the School Board Monday night as did an attorney for the School District.
The School Board decision hasn’t swayed the women in their efforts. The three say their next step will be Neshoba County Circuit Court where a Judge will hear their case.