Arizona schools chief suing Board of Education for control

PHOENIX (AP) - The ongoing power struggle between the Arizona schools chief and the state Board of Education is headed to court.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas filed a motion late Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court against the Board of Education, its president and executive director.

Douglas is requesting a judge clarify her authority over Board of Education employees.

The filing comes after 11 employees moved to other offices last week and are allegedly refusing her leadership.

Douglas is asking for a preliminary injunction to require they either move back or be fired.

Board President Greg Miller says the board authorized the move.

Douglas and the board have been in conflict since she fired two board executives last February but Gov. Doug Ducey overturned the firings.

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