Judge removes school board member over diploma controversy
WARSAW, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky school board member accused of failing to earn a high school diploma has been ousted from his position by a judge.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Chad Murray was re-elected to the Gallatin County school board in 2016 even though the state attorney general raised questions about his education. In January, Attorney General Andy Beshear asked Murray to resign from the school board since his diploma was invalid.
Murray refused, so Beshear turned to the court to remove Murray because Kentucky law requires school board members to complete at least the 12th grade.
Circuit Judge Richard A. Brueggemann rejected Murray’s attempt to stay on the board. He noted that Murray admitted his initial claims of graduating from Loveland Baptist School were false. He left the school before graduation.