This is a startling turn of events. A group of citizens in Bridgeport sued to oust Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas because he lacked the credentials specified in state law to be a superintendent. Vallas has been superintendent of schools in Chicago, Philadelphia, and the Recovery School District in New Orleans. The mayor of Bridgeport and the school board approved his contract.

But today Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ruled that Vallas was unqualified and ordered his removal. Presumably, there will be an appeal.

As soon as I get more details, I will post them.

This is a quote from the judge’s decision: “Because Vallas did not complete a school leadership program, he was not entitled to a waiver of certification. The waiver he received on 6/17/13 is invalid. The court orders that Paul Vallas be removed from his office.”