Jerry Mayes: Former Manual principal appeals his demotion

Jerry Mayes: Former Manual principal appeals his demotion
Jerry Mayes

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The former principal of Manual High School, who was recently reassigned to a non-instructional teacher position, is appealing that decision.

In a notice of appeal letter to Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio, Jerry Mayes' attorney claims his client was forced to be silent when accused of racial injustice.

Mayes' reassignment stems from a 2017 conversation he had with two students.

The letter also says that if Mayes is not reinstated as Manual's principal, he will seek legal action.

WAVE 3 News reached out to JCPS for comment. As is standard practice, the district said they do not comment on personnel issues.

Earlier this week, retired JCPS administrator Kirk Lattimore was named Manual's interim principal.

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