Moab Administrator Files Lawsuit Over Firing

Moab Administrator Files Lawsuit Over Firing

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former Moab school director is suing her former employer for what she says was an illegal firing.

In a seventh district court lawsuit, Theresa Carey says she wasn't paid for all of her work at the Moab Community School and that the school's board fired her during a secret meeting.

Carey was placed on administrative leave last January after the State Charter Board learned there were problems with the school's finances. An auditor found some mismanagement, but no criminal activity.

Carey says the vote to remove her occurred when only six of nine school board members were present. She says the vote was tied, three-to-three, and should have failed.

She says financial problems arose when the private Moab school decided to became a charter school.

The lawsuit also claims Carey is owed 40-thousand dollars in back wages.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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