Judge issues restraining order on new superintendent hiring - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Judge issues restraining order on new superintendent hiring

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A judge issued a restraining order Thursday afternoon, preventing the Birmingham Board of Education from voting to hire a new school superintendent.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Dan King issued the temporary restraining order after a court hearing requested by Citizens for Better Schools, an advocacy group for education in Jefferson County.

The group claims the Birmingham Board of Education violated open meetings law when it discussed, in private, a contract proposal for Dr. Craig Witherspoon to become the city's new school superintendent. After the hearing, Judge King issued an order preventing the board from voting on the contract.

The board announced this week it had reached a deal with Witherspoon to hire him as the new superintendent of Birmingham City Schools. It was scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon with Witherspoon to discuss details of the contract.

Witherspoon is the superintendent for Edgecombe County Public Schools in rural Tarboro, N.C.

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Mickey: Scattered showers kick off the work week

    Mickey: Scattered showers kick off the work week

    Monday, July 23 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-07-23 10:55:06 GMT
    Mickey's forecast for July 23 (Source: WBRC Weather)Mickey's forecast for July 23 (Source: WBRC Weather)
    Mickey's forecast for July 23 (Source: WBRC Weather)Mickey's forecast for July 23 (Source: WBRC Weather)

    We begin our Monday morning with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 60s to low 70s. Today we have a decent chance of scattered shower and storms developing, especially into east Alabama due to a low off to our east. The rain and potential thunderstorms look to be highest into the afternoon to evening. Expect highs today near 83 degrees.

    More >>

    We begin our Monday morning with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 60s to low 70s. Today we have a decent chance of scattered shower and storms developing, especially into east Alabama due to a low off to our east. The rain and potential thunderstorms look to be highest into the afternoon to evening. Expect highs today near 83 degrees.

    More >>
  • Wes: Comfy start Monday morning; Spotty showers, storms developing by lunchtime

    Wes: Comfy start Monday morning; Spotty showers, storms developing by lunchtime

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:26:41 GMT
    (Source: WBRC)(Source: WBRC)

    It feels incredible tonight thanks to a nice break in the muggy levels. Dew points were running about 10 degrees lower than yesterday and you can feel it in the air.

    More >>

    It feels incredible tonight thanks to a nice break in the muggy levels. Dew points were running about 10 degrees lower than yesterday and you can feel it in the air.

    More >>
  • BBA program aims to retain area's skilled workforce

    BBA program aims to retain area's skilled workforce

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:19:15 GMT
    (Source: WBRC Video)(Source: WBRC Video)
    (Source: WBRC Video)(Source: WBRC Video)

    This “brain drain” is a problem for employers who struggle to fill middle-management positions, particularly in the high growth industries economic leaders want to target.

    More >>

    This “brain drain” is a problem for employers who struggle to fill middle-management positions, particularly in the high growth industries economic leaders want to target.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly