LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Cajundome Director Greg Davis has filed a federal lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School Board asking the court to intervene and protect the board's operating budget and Superintendent Pat Cooper's job.

The Advocate reports ( Thursday's filing comes one day after the board voted not to discuss Davis' demand that it drop its investigation of Cooper and use 50 percent of last year's budget for the upcoming school year.

In his lawsuit, Davis asks the court to make the board comply with a state law he said requires political agencies to roll forward with 50 percent of the prior year's budget if they fail to adopt a budget by the end of the fiscal year.

The board's attorney declined comment because he had not yet seen the lawsuit.

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