Former RHS principal’s hearing continued to Dec. 7

By David Knopf/Richmond News

A hearing on the Karen Southwick vs. Richmond Board of Education civil lawsuit previously scheduled for this week has been continued to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7.

Liberty Circuit Court Judge Shane Alexander is overseeing the case, which contests the school board’s decision in March 2011 not to renew the former Richmond High School principal’s contract.

The board upheld its decision in executive session in April 2011, following a marathon public hearing in which Southwick’s job performance was debated.

On Thursday morning, Christi Flaherty, attorney for the school board, said discussions between her law firm, the district and Southwick’s attorney are continuing.




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