LEWISTON, Idaho -

An appeal filed by a fired northern Idaho high school principal contending racism in her termination has been dismissed.

The Lewiston Tribune reports in a story on Tuesday that 2nd District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin dismissed former Kamiah High School Principal Veneice Guillory-Lacy's appeal after ruling the school board didn't have to allow irrelevant evidence at the termination hearing.

Guillory-Lacy's attorney argued she was fired because she tried to implement race-neutral policies at the school.

School officials say she was fired because she didn't receive her administrator certification in a timely way.

Guillory-Lacy says she will take the matter to the Idaho Human Rights Commission where issues of discrimination are addressed.

Guillory-Lacy has also filed a notice to sue the school district seeking $500,000.