Education
12:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Case Against JCPS District 7 Candidate Dismissed

A retired Jefferson County Public Schools administrator will be allowed to stay in the school board race this fall, after a judge dismissed a case filed by two local teachers.

As reported by the Courier-Journal's Antoinette Konz, the teachers alleged that District 7 candidate Marty Bell solicited JCPS staff for support, which is against state law.

The teachers argued Bell reached out to at least 30 JCPS staff members through their state-provided email addresses.

Bell argued he did not intentionally break the law and his attorney Sarah Cronan said last week if there was any doubt in the case Bell must be allowed to run in the race, according to reports from the C-J.

There are five candidates vying for south-eastern Jefferson County’s District 7 seat. Joining Bell on the ballot are Jonathan Robertson, James Sexton, Chris Fell, and Chris Brady.

WFPL will hold debates with the candidates on October 2. For more information visit. WFPL.org