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JTA to review court's decision on principal's appointment

The Jamaica Teachers Association, (JTA), is not ruling out an appeal after losing a case in the Supreme Court over the appointment of  the Principal of  the Balaclava High School, Paula Foster Miller.

In the ruling handed down on Tuesday, Lenvas Cole ,a senior teacher at the school based in the southern parish of St Elizabeth, , lost in his bid to oust  Foster-Miller from her post.

In dismissing the claim for a judicial review, the judge criticised the JTA's leadership for supporting Cole in his action on the basis that he was a long standing member of  the association.

He also said the action of  the teacher sent the wrong message to students of  the institution and the community at large.

But the JTA is undaunted, JTA President Clayton Hall told our news centre that the Association is to review the court decision and determine the next move:

Following last year's appointment of Foster-Miller as principal,Cole and the JTA applied to the Supreme Court for a judicial review of  the appointment, citing several procedural flaws.

Her appointment sparked two days of  demonstration in February last year.



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