attorney Dennis Grant, however, says they plan to appeal the board's decision
to Lucas County Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit will be largely based on the board's
rejection of a state referee's recommendation that they not fire Meeks-Speller.
the reasons for her termination was the accusation that Meeks-Speller was physically
rough with students. Grant argues that she is being discriminated against
because she's African American.
put her under extra scrutiny and surveillance that they did not apply to white
members of the administration or the teaching staff," he said.
also says they have pending complaints against TPS with the Ohio Civil Rights
Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to try to get
Meeks-Speller's job back.
leaders would not comment on the appeal at this time.