Dunbar High School varsity basketball coach Chuck Taylor is sworn in by Judge Michael Krumholtz on Tuesday, March 6, in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Dayton Public Schools sued the OHSAA for its decision to remove Dunbar from the boys basketball tournament after the state alleged an ineligible player participated in a win over Thurgood Marshall. JEREMY KELLEY/STAFF

Dayton school board plans emergency meeting tied to Dunbar case

Dayton’s school board will hold an emergency meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss new information about the Ohio High School Athletic Association court case involving Dunbar High School.

The notice sent out Wednesday afternoon by the district says the meeting will include a closed, executive session to consider a variety of possible personnel actions concerning an employee, or “the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee.”

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But the formal executive session language posted with the meeting agenda makes clearer that the board intends to consider “the dismissal of a public employee or official.”

It also says the school board will “confer with an attorney” concerning disputes that are the subject of pending court action. The meeting will be held at district headquarters, 115 S. Ludlow Street.

RELATED: Judge puts Dunbar back in basketball tourney

On March 6, a judge put Dunbar back into the boys basketball postseason tournament after the OHSAA had disqualified the team for using an ineligible player. The OHSAA said an unnamed Dunbar player, who played in a tournament game, should have been ineligible because he was never properly suspended for his part in a Jan. 10 on-court altercation.

But Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Michael Krumholtz said he found no proof, in video evidence or testimony, that the player in question went on the court for that Jan. 10 fight. Dunbar was reinstated to the tournament, defeated Middletown Fenwick, then lost to Woodward in the district finals.

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DPS Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the meeting Wednesday. OHSAA spokesman Tim Stried said his organization was aware of the meeting but would only add that OHSAA would issue a press release after the meeting.

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