No way, you say? The Daily Herald carried the story:
JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Janesville school district is paying a teacher suspected of being drunk at a field trip more than $18,000 to resign as part of a separation agreement.
If the district tried to fire 50-year-old teacher Maria Caya, the legal costs would have exceeded the $18,452 payment, School Board President Greg Ardrey told The Janesville Gazette. [Emphasis mine.]
Sound familiar? Hint: Metra board tosses Alex Clifford nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to leave quietly.
When will we stop this nonsense. As a taxpayer, I for one would consider fighting this lunacy to bring it to a stop to be money well spent. Especially when it involves a fourth-grade teacher.
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