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Robert & Loralee Farrell File Suit Against BOE

May 18th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Robert & Loralee Farrell, former employees of the Allegany County Board of Education, have filed a lawsuit against the board in Allegany County Circuit Court.  Also named as defendants are Superintendent Dr. David Cox, Superviser of Student Services Ben Brauer, and Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education Sheree Witt.  Robert Farrell had been Coordinator of Safety, Security and Risk Management until being let go when the position was eliminated.  Loralee Farrell had been Supervisor of Health and Family Life, then was reassigned to a lower position before retiring. WCBC News has confirmed that the suit pertains to the alleged improper handling of the Farrells' employment with the school system. The Farrell's are represented by Cumberland attorney Gorman "Mike" Getty who was not immediately available for comment. School Board attorney Gary Hanna, when contacted by WCBC News, said that the board had not yet been served with any papers and thus he could not comment. Loralee Farrell ran for the school board two years ago, and is a current candidate for the board.

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