JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — A judge in eastern Kentucky has restored privileges to school board members in Breathitt County.
The decision on Wednesday came a day after Breathitt Circuit Judge Frank Allen Fletcher refused a request by the state Department of Education to dismiss the lawsuit that the district filed saying that state officials took away their rights to have a say in decisions affecting local education.
The order states that Larry Hammond, who was appointed by the state to oversee the district, must consult with school board members on all major decisions being made for the district.
The Kentucky Board of Education gave management of the Appalachian school district to the state last year after audits found management and finances in disarray.
Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews