Day 3: Calvin Ellis hearing in Tupelo

By Chris Kieffer | NEMS Daily Journal

Daily Journal education reporter Chris Kieffer is providing live updates from Calvin Ellis hearing at link below.

The hearing will determine whether Ellis will be reinstated as Tupelo High School choral director.

Ellis, who also directed the Wave Connection show choir, was dismissed on Oct. 28. The Tupelo Public School District gave him a list of 26 violations that led to its decision. Ellis and his attorney, David Butts, say he is not guilty of any of them.

Hearing officer John Compton will preside over the proceedings, which could last for several days, and will provide a transcript for the school board.

Click here for updates at Chris Kieffer’s blog.

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