Blog from Calvin Ellis hearing 2.13.2012

By DJournal.com

Click here for live coverage in Chris Kieffer’s blog now.

TUPELO – Calvin Ellis’ personnel hearing resumed at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Hancock Leadership Center.

The hearing resumes for its ninth day of testimony with Ellis’ attorney, David Butts, presenting his client’s defense. The hearing is expected to be completed Tuesday.

Ellis was fired from his job as Tupelo High School choral director on Oct. 28. He requested a public hearing, which began on Dec. 5-7 and continued Jan. 30 to Feb. 3. It was recessed until Monday because of scheduling conflicts.

When the hearing is completed, the district’s school board will have 30 days to read the transcript and decide Ellis’ fate.

Click here for Daily Journal Education writer Chris Kieffer’s live blogging on the hearing.

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.