More legal drama Thursday in the continuing fight over the future of Birmingham City Schools. Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon was back on the job today after a judge granted a request that reinstated his job for 10 days.
Another judge will hold a hearing tomorrow for an update on the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Dr. Witherspoon against the board.
Meanwhile in Montgomery, State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice held several meetings today to try and figure out where the state goes from here.
We also learned today the board meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.
That means the board won't vote on the state's plan to cut 200 jobs and $12.5 million until at least next Tuesday.
The state has already said a plan for cuts will be in place one way or the other, and the state will override the Birmingham board if they don't pass it themselves.
But the delay in figuring out who's losing their jobs means there are several schools who don't have principals right now, and most schools need to hire teachers.
So how do you get your school ready without enough people? Not easily.
Dr. Michael Wilson, principal at Glen Iris Elementary is carrying plants and sweeping floors at his school to make sure his building is ready, now just four weeks until schools are supposed to start statewide. But when will students walk in these doors? Who knows?
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