CABOT — The Arkansas Court of Appeals says a former principal within the Cabot School District is not entitled to unemployment benefits because she was fired for misconduct.
Suzanne Proctor was fired in 2011 after missing work on Sept. 1, 2 and 6 of that year. The superintendent said Proctor missed work without telling him that she would be away from her school. Superintendent Tony Thurman said he had a right to know if principals would be away from their schools for more than half a day.
The Cabot School Board fired Proctor and she sued in Lonoke County Circuit Court. The state Court of Appeals upheld her firing last year and this month upheld a denial of unemployment benefits. The state Department of Workforce Services had said Proctor disregarded the superintendent's interests.