>BRIDGEPORT — Thursday it was announced the State Supreme Court would reinstate a stay allowing Paul Vallas to continue in his job as the city’s schools superintendent pending an appeal of his qualifications to hold the position in Connecticut. This morning the order was release: order
According to a court spokesperson, the following members of the court voted on the order: Flemming L. Norcott, Jr., Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, Richard N. Palmer, Justice Carmen E. Espinosa, Dennis G. Eveleigh, and Peter T. Zarella. Senior Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille did not participate and Justice Andrew J. McDonald, who was chief legal advisor to Gov. Dannel Malloy before being named to the court, did not vote, court officials say. McDonald represented the administration when the state replaced the city school board, a move the high court overturned.