Education

A tribunal is expected to decide by the end of this week the fate of a Jefferson County Public Schools principal fired in October for “conduct unbecoming of a teacher.”

Former Male High School Principal David Mike’s hearing ended on Friday. The three-person panel will decide whether to uphold, change or deny JCPS’ decision to fire him.

As WDRB first reported, Mike was accused of helping students cheat on a state test and then trying to cover it up when the incident was investigated. Mike took the stand on Friday and argued his innocence and denied the claims.

The tribunal ended its deliberation on Friday and a formal response should be announced by the week’s end, said attorney Byron Leet who is the outside counsel representing JCPS.

The decision will be issued in the form of an opinion and order by the presiding hearing officer, Leet said. Either party could appeal the decision in Jefferson Circuit Court.