BRIDGEPORT - Lawyers for Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas were in court Monday morning fighting for his job.
The state Supreme Court heard the appeal of a lower court ruling deciding Vallas is not qualified to run the district. The dispute centers on an independent study course at UConn that Vallas took to receive a waiver from the state.
Vallas' attorney says state law allows for certification requirements to be waived and modified for out-of-state candidates who were hand-picked to run a school district. Moreover, Vallas' lawyer says he already had experience running school districts.
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The plaintiff's attorney says Vallas designed his own course, which turned out to include less than what state law requires.