A Superior Court judge today declined to dismiss any of the defendants from the Options Public Charter School case involving alleged mishandling of $2.8 million dollars.

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Superior Court judge today declined to dismiss any of the defendants from the Options Public Charter School case involving alleged mishandling of $2.8 million dollars.

WUSA9 anchor JC Hayward is one of the defendants. She served as Chair of the board of trustees at Options.

JC and the other defendants asked the judge to dismiss them, denying wrongdoing and claiming the District hadn't made its case.

Hayward is accused of having signed checks to school managers who allegedly diverted school money for personal gain.

The conflict of interest allegations became public last October when the DC Attorney General's Office filed the civil suit against Options, three former school administrators, two private education management companies, Hayward, and a former employee of the DC Charter School board.

JC Hayward has been relieved of her duties at WUSA9 pending further investigation.

The next court date in the case is scheduled for February 14.