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Former ACPS Employee Files Lawsuit Against School Board, Superintendent

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Ira Socol is suing the school board and superintendent Ira Socol is suing the school board and superintendent
Albemarle Tech teaches students skills to prepare them for life after high school Albemarle Tech teaches students skills to prepare them for life after high school
Superintendent Matt Haas Superintendent Matt Haas
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The former chief technology and innovation officer for Albemarle County Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit against the superintendent and school board.

Ira Socol argues he was terminated improperly and without a hearing. He’s suing for breach of contract and defamation.

Socol says he’s being punished over a controversy surrounding the purchase process for furniture and other necessities at Albemarle Tech, a new learning center.

He also alleges in the complaint that Superintendent Matt Haas asked him to lie to parents about email screening software.

Socol is asking for a jury trial and compensation to be determined by the court.