McComb principal appeals suspension over student promotions

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 18, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.



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MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A McComb School District principal is appealing her three-day suspension over allegations that her elementary school promoted more than a dozen students who didn't meet the promotion criteria.

During a school board meeting last week, an attorney for Otken Elementary School principal Camita Dillon urged board members to negate Dillion's suspension.

The Enterprise-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1OqoDPl ) that Dillon was suspended last semester after the school district's superintendent learned 16 children had been promoted from 3rd grade to 4th grade without meeting the necessary criteria.

Dillon's attorney, Lisa Ross, said her client has been with the district for 14 years and "doesn't believe in taking shortcuts." Ross said Dillon made a mistake on paperwork related to the children's promotions and wasn't the only employee to handle the forms.

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