Arizona Education board sues schools chief Diane Douglas

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Board of Education is suing to force Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas to give remote computer access to board investigators and to redirect web traffic to the board's new website.

The lawsuit announced Wednesday comes two weeks after the board authorized its attorneys to sue the state's top school official for failing to comply with board policies.

The Board and Douglas have been at odds since she tried to fire the board's executive staff in February. Ongoing friction between the board that sets state school policy and Douglas led the board to move its staff out of Douglas' offices.

The lawsuit seeks a declaration that Douglas is breaking the law by failing to execute board policies and orders requiring her to comply.