RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has ruled a Rapid City woman's fight to be on the local school board doesn't belong in federal court.

Federal Judge Karen Schreier did not rule on the merits of LaFawn Janis' argument that the Rapid City Area Schools should not have disqualified her petition to run since she had a sufficient number of signatures.

KOTA-TV reports Schreier granted a motion to dismiss the case from Assistant Superintendent David Janak, who rejected Janis' petition. The judge says the matter belongs in state court.

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