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Appeals court decision affirms Windom school board regarding coaching contract

WINDOM -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals Tuesday affirmed the decision made by the Windom Area School Board not to renew the coaching contract of former high school teacher Corey Christopher.

Christopher served as the boys varsity basketball coach at the Windom Area School (WAS) from 2002 through the 2008-2009 season, but a recommendation not to renew his annual coaching contract was approved by the school board at the May 11, 2009 board meeting.

In September 2009, Christopher filed a writ of certiorari, which is a formal request challenging a legal decision, alleging that the decision has been irregular or that an error of law has occurred.

In the opinion filed Tuesday, the appellate judges affirmed the school board's legal right not to renew the contract under Minnesota statute.