RH board to renew focus on legal battle

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 21, 2004

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP - Legal wranglings within the Rock Hill School District may pick up where they left off when the board meets in a special session Thursday.

This will be the first meeting of the local board in nearly four months, the first since the Lawrence County Educational Service Center Board voted last week to give control of the local district back to the Rock Hill board.

According to the special meeting notice, the purpose of the session is to "consider (following an executive session to be conducted pursuant to section. 121.22 … of the Ohio Revised Code) the appointment and employment of a public employee and to conduct a conference with an attorney for the board concerning disputes involving the board that are the subject of pending or imminent court action and other such business which may be considered necessary."

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This will also be the first meeting since Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Richard Walton ruled that superintendent Lloyd Evans was entitled to have his job back. After a months-long legal battle, Walton handed down his ruling late last month. The board has 30 days from the date of the final judgment entry- Dec. 9, to appeal that ruling.

The meeting will be at the Rock Hill High School.