Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh filed a legal challenge last week to an administrative hearing panel's decision that determined the Pleasanton Unified School District had valid reason to fire him.
The challenge, a petition for writ of mandate filed Thursday in Alameda County court, will be assigned to a judge, who will review testimony from Vranesh's May administrative hearing and decide whether the panel's decision was proper.
Vranesh was dismissed from the district after last school year amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, using gender-based swears, destroying district computer data and using threatening language in reference to another employee, among other allegations. The state Office of Administrative Hearings, which resolves administrative disputes, ruled in August that the district had a valid case to fire Vranesh.
The petition filed last week argues the charges levied against Vranesh were vague, some testimony was omitted from the administrative hearing and the allegations presented were not backed up with sufficient evidence.
A civil lawsuit filed by Vranesh against the district for unspecified damages also continues. At a case hearing Friday, a judge determined the cause will remain paused, with no motions or action taken, until the next hearing in December, according to Vranesh's attorney Paul Kondrick.