EMPLOYMENT: Appeal untimely filed following termination of school employment: SAJKO V. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ED. (COA 9/19/2008)

SAJKO V. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ED.
EMPLOYMENT:  Appeal untimely filed following termination of school employment
      
2007-CA-000128
PUBLISHED: AFFIRMING
PANEL:  BUCKINGHAM PRESIDING; LAMBERT, MOORE CONCUR
COUNTY: JEFFERSON
Date Rendered: 9/19/2008
      

The Court affirmed an order of a tribunal that upheld a school superintendent’s termination of appellant’s employment.  The Court concluded that the tribunal lacked jurisdiction to consider appellant’s appeal when she faxed a letter to the office of the school board’s general counsel after regular business hours that was not read by general counsel until the following day, which was 11 days after the termination letter had been delivered to appellant.  The Court held that appellant’s failure to meet the timely notice requirement of KRS 161.790(3) denied the tribunal jurisdiction to consider her defense to the charges.

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