MONROE, La. (AP) — Monroe City Schools Superintendent Kathleen Harris will ask a state judge Friday to invalidate a vote by the Monroe City School Board that suspended her last month.

The News-Star reports Harris has accused the board of violating the state's open meetings law to prepare for its June 26 meeting, where board members voted 5-2 to suspend her with pay for 30 days while the board conducts an investigation into district operations.

If the board is found to be in violation of the open meetings law, Harris has asked that the judge overturn the board's decision.

Board President Verbon Muhammad said he is confident the board didn't violate any laws.

Muhammad said the lawsuit is distracting from the district's most important business.