JONESBORO - A Clayton County Board of Education superintendent who was fired earlier this week sued to get his job back Wednesday, a day after he was locked out of his office.
The school board voted 4-2 with one abstention to fire Dan Colwell at its meeting Monday night. William Chavis was named interim superintendent.
It was still unclear who is running the 50,000-student Clayton County school system.
In his lawsuit, Colwell listed the school board and five of its members as defendants. He's seeking a temporary restraining order which will allow him to keep working.
Colwell believes the firing was illegal, adding that school board members never told him they had a problem with his job performance. Some members said they had no confidence in him as a superintendent but declined further comment.
The board has planned to meet Friday night, where another vote on Colwell's dismissal could be taken. A hearing is scheduled earlier that day in Clayton County Superior Court.