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LEWISTON, Idaho -- An appeal filed by a fired northern Idaho high school principal contending racism in her termination has been dismissed.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that 2nd District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin dismissed former Kamiah High School Principal Veneice Guillory-Lacy's appeal after ruling the school board didn't have to allow irrelevant evidence at the termination hearing.

Guillory-Lacy's attorney argued she was fired because she tried to implement race-neutral policies at the school.

School officials say she was fired because she didn't receive her administrator certification in a timely way.

Guillory-Lacy says she will take the matter to the Idaho Human Rights Commission where issues of discrimination are addressed.

Guillory-Lacy has also filed a notice to sue the school district seeking $500,000.

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