Cyfers V Collins Career Ctr
Civil Action no. 2:18-cv-01127
KOREY BLAYKE CYFERS on behalf of himself, and others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. COLLINS CAREER CENTER, d/b/a Collins Career Technical Center BOARD OF DIRECTORS COLLINS CAREER CENTER, d/b/a Collings Career Center WEST VIRGINIA FIRE COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, Defendants.
John T. Copenhaver, Jr. United States District Judge
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Collins Career Technical Center
|Collins Career Technical Center|
|We make career dreams come true!|
|Lawrence County Joint Vocational School District|
|Lawrence County JVSD Board of Education|
|We Make Career Dreams Come True!|
|Accreditation||Council on Occupational Education|
|Feeder schools||Chesapeake High School, Dawson-Bryant High School, Fairland High School, Ironton High School, Rock Hill High School, South Point High School, and Symmes Valley High School|
Collins Career Technical Center is a public vocational career center providing adult and high school programs. The district’s main campus is located in Chesapeake, Ohio, and a second campus is used for adult programs and is located in Coal Grove, Ohio. The district also provides STEM-based courses in many of the middle and high school buildings throughout Lawrence County, Ohio.
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I Factual And Procedural Background
Plaintiff Korey Blayke Cyfers, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, brings this action against the defendant, Lawrence County JVSD. Cyfers and his purported class consist of “all persons who: took classes at were told it was an accredited school were denied application to sit for the test to become an electrical journeymen , forced to pay CCC and/or student loans, and/or has attended CCC for electrical certifications.” . Cyfers alleges that he enrolled at the Collins Career and Technical Center, which is located in Chesapeake, just across the Ohio River from Huntington, West Virginia, upon their representation that it was an approved West Virginia vocational technology program that would allow him to sit for the West Virginia electrical journeyman exam. Id. at ¶ 11. When Cyfers attempted to take the exam, he was informed by the Office of the West Virginia Fire Marshal that the Lawrence County JVSD program was not accredited and that he therefore had not completed the exam prerequisites. Id. at ¶¶ 11-14.
Lawrence County JVSD now seeks to transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio “in the interest of justice and the convenience of the parties.” . Defendant contends that transfer is appropriate because:
Memorandum Opinion And Order
Pending is a motion to transfer venue to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, filed by defendant Lawrence County Joint Vocational School District on August 6, 2018.
Lawrence County JVSD, which is a public school district located in Lawrence County, Ohio, is named in the complaint as “Collins Career Center d/b/a Collins Technical Center” and “Board of Directors Collins Career Center d/b/a Collins Career Technical Center.” That is the name of a school operated by Lawrence County JVSD in Chesapeake, Ohio. The plaintiff has filed a response to the motion, to which the defendant has replied.
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O C Collins Career Center
O C Collins Career Center
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11627 State Rte 243, Chesapeake, OH 45619-0000
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