Regional School Committee mid-May
Has the Phoebe Prince tragedy really been so long ago that bureaucrats have already forgotten? God I hope not.
One lesson learned that from the sad affair is that money paid out as a "settlement" by a PUBLIC School is PUBLIC MONEY and therefor subject to PUBLIC disclosure law.
Even if an insurance company should cover it, that only means rates go up next year. Therefore still a cost to taxpayers. Or if the former employee is offered a full year's salary as a going away bonus.
The general public has a right to know the exact amount of the settlement (notice the Schools actually use that word) paid to Carolyn Gardner to settle her lawsuit.
And I find it stunning that the Regional School Committee, who prepares and passes the Regional budget, was not informed PRIOR to the settlement.
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Email to Regional School Committee on Tuesday announcing settlement
Select Board litigation update 3/2/15