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Association files suit against Marshall Co. superintendent

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The Marshall County Education Association will now take on the Marshall County Schools superintendent in court. The Marshall County Education Association will now take on the Marshall County Schools superintendent in court.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Marshall County Education Association will now take on the Marshall County Schools superintendent in court.

The association filed a lawsuit challenging some high paying promotions and alleging the superintendent violated the law over job postings.

Plaintiff attorneys said they've attempted to work with Superintendent Tim Nabors in correcting the problem, but they claim Nabors told them if he's breaking the law they should come after him.

While there are no allegations that Nabors profited in any way, plaintiff attorneys asked that Nabors pay back costs associated with his actions and that the matter be referred to the attorney general.

Filed by Debra Baker, the lawsuit accused the superintendent of violating the law with regard to hiring and promotion of personnel.

"The board of education and the superintendent may already know who they want to put in that position.  But how do they know there's not a better candidate out there if you don't post it and take interviews and see who wants to be employed in that position? That's the fairness of the posting law," said James Berry, an attorney for the association.

The lawsuit also stated Nabors failed to follow the law by properly posting vacancies for open positions, which the association feels is an injustice to the public.

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