BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WSET) -- A federal judge is moving a $5 million lawsuit forward against Bedford County schools.
This motion comes in response to claims of gender discrimination from a former deputy superintendent.
On Monday, a judge dismissed Dr. Schuch from the case. However, the school board was not dismissed.
Dr. Cherie Whitehurst's attorneys filed the lawsuit on March 15, 2019, in federal court.
The lawsuit states that Whitehurst is seeking damages against the school board for gender discrimination, including "retaliating" against her for alleging discrimination despite her having clear evidence," and against Schuch for "his actions taken under color of state law to discriminate against Dr. Whitehurst on the basis of her sex, thereby denying her the equal protection of the laws as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."
Some of the 'worst actions' described in the lawsuit include the following:
There has been no word yet about the next court date.