Marion County Public Schools have more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by parents who have accused district employees of abusing special needs children.
But the case might be resolved through mediation.
The complaint was filed June 12 in Marion Circuit Court on behalf of Paul and Virginia Boone of Lebanon, Elizabeth J. Johnson of St. Francis and Stacey Hall of Lebanon. They are all parents of special needs children who attend or have attended Marion County High School. Hall is also the former principal of the high school.