A Boaz Elementary School kindergarten teacher and her husband are suing the Boaz City Board of Education and former superintendent Leland Dishman. Lisa and Donnie Tarvin filed the lawsuit Jan. 5 in Marshall County Circuit Court, for slander and four other charges. In the suit, the couple alleges Dishman struck Lisa Tarvin with a wooden paddle on or about Dec. 18, 2009. She claims Dishman’s actions were done maliciously or willfully, and that there have been severe emotional consequences. A court date has yet to be determined, and the Boaz school board has not commented.