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Verdict Not Yet Reached In Hearing Of Former West High Principal

Oct 31, 2020, 3:02 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2023, 6:19 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — The former West High School principal who was fired in 2019 was waiting to hear if he can ever teach again in Utah.

The closed door hearing continued on Friday at the Utah Board of Education Building. Ford White was in the hearing with his two attorneys beginning at 9 a.m. 

KSL TV got a text from someone inside the meeting around 6 p.m. that said they did not believe a verdict would be reached Friday. The committee needed to confer with other four other members of the advisory.

White said he is being punished for practicing restorative justice in the November 2019 incident where he drove some alleged drunk students on campus home instead of calling police. 

His attorneys have been arguing his case in front of the Utah Professional Practice Advisory Committee. The committee said they are in the process of reviewing what White did and deciding whether to take further action against him, like taking away his teaching license.

Students at West High School walked out in protest after White was fired.

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Verdict Not Yet Reached In Hearing Of Former West High Principal