Court effort to reinstate Missouri education official fails

An attempt to reinstate Missouri’s top education official after she was fired has failed in court.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan on Tuesday said he wouldn’t undo the ouster of former Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven.

Teacher Laurie Sullivan had argued that open meetings law violations would invalidate Vandeven’s firing.

But the judge ruled the board didn’t violate open meetings laws.

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