Bolinger Case Depositions

Bay County School Board members were at the district offices Monday, giving sworn testimony.

They were being deposed for the upcoming state administrative hearing regarding the Larry Bolinger case.

Earlier this year Superintendent James McCalister tried transfer Bolinger from the principal's job at Bay High to the same job at Jinks Middle School.

The move prompted a backlash, with students and parents rushing to Bolinger's defense. When McCalister made his administrative personnel recommendations this summer, the school board overruled him and voted to keep Bolinger at Bay High, so McCalister is challenging the board's legal authority to overturn his decision.

The actual hearing before an administrative judge is set for November 1. Even if the judge finds in favor of McCalister, the school board has the option to accept the ruling or ignore it.