2 Selma Educators Seek Hearing on Possible Firing

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By Alabama News Network

Two administrators in Selma's city school system have requested hearings to challenge the acting superintendent's recommendation that they be fired.

The state is seeking the ouster of Selma's school superintendent and two other administrators.

Interim superintendent Larry DiChiara is recommending the firing of city superintendent Gerald Shirley; curriculum coordinator Wanda McCall; and testing coordinator Mamie Solomon.

The Selma Times-Journal reports that McCall and Solomon have already requested a hearing.

Shirley told The Montgomery Advertiser that he will contest his termination at a state Department of Education hearing.

All three employees are suspended.

The state took over Selma's schools earlier this year after a high school teacher was arrested on charges of having sex with a student. The teacher pleaded guilty, and a state review found school officials failed to properly investigate the allegations.

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