Lawyer: Greenville superintendent fired, but seeks reversal

Dr. Leeson Taylor (Photo: Greenville Public School District)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The lawyer for Greenville Superintendent Leeson Taylor says the school board has fired him, and that a meeting Tuesday with the school board was Taylor’s appeal.

Brandon Dorsey told The Associated Press Thursday that the board has given Taylor a termination letter. Dorsey says he doesn’t immediately recall when the letter was sent.

Dorsey says he expects the board to notify Taylor of a decision on the appeal within 10 days.

Everett Chinn, a spokesman for the district, is referring comment to the board’s attorney, Dorian Taylor. She couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Taylor has been on paid leave since Oct. 13, after a video emerged of a teacher dragging a student by the hair. The teacher was fired, charged with a misdemeanor and could lose her teaching license.

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