In September the Kamiah High School students walked out of class in support of their principal, Veneice Guillory-Lacy, who was fired. Guillory-Lacy, who is of Native American and African American decent, felt that racism played a part in her wrongful termination, however, Second District Court Judge Michael Griffin disagreed and dismissed the appeal.
“The decision confirms the District had followed correct procedures and everything was correctly done by the District in the determination of terminating the former employee,” said Kamiah Superintendent Fred Mercer.
Guillory-Lacy said she will take the matter to the Idaho Human Rights Commission where issues of discrimination are addressed. Guillory-Lacy has also filed a notice to sue the School District seeking $500,000.