JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for April 2 in Jackson in two firing discrimination cases involving the Lowndes County school system.
The state Court of Appeals last year overturned a chancellor's ruling that Lynn Wright was unjustly fired in 2010 as principal of New Hope High School. Wright is appealing the ruling.
Wright is now superintendent of the Lowndes County schools.
The Appeals County upheld the firing of longtime New Hope baseball coach Stacy Hester. Hester was fired in 2009. Hester appealed to the Supreme Court.
Wright and Hester sued the school district separately in October 2011, alleging they were fired due to personality conflicts, namely that then-Superintendent Mike Halford and former LCSD Board President Dr. Robert Buckley.
The cases were consolidated on appeal.
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