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Hearing Set For Fired Huntsville Principal

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A fired principal is going to court, hoping to get his job back.  Dr. James Waters was the principal at Chapman Middle School until the superintendent fired him last month.

Dr. Waters will appear before Madison County Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall on August 9.  A lawyer from Wilmer and Lee will represent him.    

WHNT News 19 called Waters' lawyer on Wednesday to get a comment and more details about what will happen in the hearing, but our calls were not returned.

Waters lost his job when the Huntsville Board of Education agreed with Superintendent Casey Wardynski to cancel his contract.

A spokesman for the system says Wardynski fired Waters for his lack of management skills and failing to meet academic goals.

The district also says Waters' termination was the result of Chapman Elementary and Chapman Middle schools merging.   

Filings by Huntsville City Schools include the notice sent to Waters about the cancellation of his contract, as well as the reasons for it.

Waters has said all along the reasons outlined by Superintendent Wardynski are not the real reasons why he was fired.