With Winder-Barrow High School’s JROTC controversy now in its third week, the Barrow County Board of Education still has not publicly addressed the school superintendent’s firing of senior instructor Thomas Evans.
But the BOE on Tuesday night did vote to support the superintendent’s recommendation to hire a retired 1st sergeant from Snellville as the non-commissioned officer with the program. Kimberly A. Glenn, 41, is replacing 1st Sgt. Franklin Brown, who resigned in June.
But Evans’ former position has yet to be posted, apparently because it is now at the center of a legal fight.
The Barrow Journal has confirmed that Evans has retained the services of Conyers attorney Daniel Digby, who specializes in employment law and also happens to be a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserves. Digby did not return multiple requests for comment.
Superintendent Wanda Creel is relying on the advice of Gainesville attorney Phillip Hartley, who typically handles the school system’s personnel issues. He did not respond to a message left by a reporter.