Education board votes for Douglas to re-open office, files

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 8:01 p.m.



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PHOENIX (AP) — The State Board of Education has voted to make Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas re-open its offices to board employees who are investigating complaints against teachers.

The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1JXj4En ) that director Christine Thompson told the board that a chief investigator had been denied access to files needed to complete the investigations.

Douglas was the only board member on Monday to vote against the motion directing the superintendent to hand over necessary documents to the state board's Investigative Unit.

The decision comes after Douglas asked Maricopa County Superior Court to confirm that she is in charge of board staff and has the power to fire and hire them.

On Tuesday, Douglas took no action by the Board of Education's deadline to allow investigators online access to teacher records.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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