Former Superintendent Wants School To Hold Him Back

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A former Greenville Public School’s superintendent is asking a court to put him back in his old job according to court documents revealed in a story in the Delta Democrat Times newspaper. They report the lawsuit was filed on November 2nd of this year by Leeson Taylor and asks as well for back pay and other fringe benefits as compensation. Taylor says in his lawsuit that the conditions of his employment contract were violated by the Board of Trustees when he was removed in November of last year. Taylor had served nearly two decades in the Greenville Schools but was fired after videos depicting former Greenville High School teacher Linda Winters-Johnson dragging a special-needs student by her hair went viral on the Internet. He claimed the top job as superintendent in the summer of 2012 following the resignation of Harvey Franklin during a scandal involving alleged kickbacks from a reading program.



1 Comment on "Former Superintendent Wants School To Hold Him Back"

  1. Avatar Dennis Hargrove | December 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm | Reply

    Leeson Taylor is showing his true colors. Is he really asking a court to disregard the physical and emotional abuse of a special need child as if it did not happen? Is he attempting to say his time in the timeout corner has been long enough? No one hires or rehired someone who is attempting to sue them. If anyone on planet earth google Leeson Taylor Jr’s name it comes back with something negative attached, making him a possible liability and not an asset. (Buyer Beware)
    Department of Corrections in Mississippi as is many other states has openings for counselors if they are willing to take a risk. I wish him well in his job search in something other than education, as he does have a family to support.
    It’s an uphill battle when you are forced out for wrong doing. Now think about being forced out for wrong doings when you’ve done nothing wrong. (You can’t because that’s not the case when it comes to you.)

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