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Liverpool school district appeals dismissal of case against technology administrator


The Liverpool school district has appealed a decision to dismiss disciplinary charges against its technology administrator, according to the Post-Standard. Hearing officer Stuart M. Pohl on March 4 dismissed the district’s efforts to remove Bonnie Ladd, director of computer education and services. Ladd has been on paid suspension since April 27, 2007. The district has paid her more than $200,000 in salary and health benefits while she has been on suspension. Pohl said the district failed to tell Ladd what penalties she faced when they charged her. State law requires her to be notified of the penalties. Liverpool school board president J. Mark Lawson said because Pohl dismissed the charges based on a procedural flaw — not on the merits of the case — board members voted 7-1 Thursday to appeal the decision.  "We believe the court should hear this case on its merits," Lawson said. Board vice president David B. Savlov voted not to appeal the decision…

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