Carolyn Gardner was allegedly targeted by racial notes and graffiti numerous times
UPDATED 3:00 PM
(Scroll down for School Superintendent Maria Geryk response to School Committee member Vira Douangmany)
Under increasing public pressure the Amherst Regional Public Schools just released the settlement amount in the sad case of math teacher Carolyn Gardner: $180,000 total payout from three sources: $90,000 insurance, $60,000 from the Regional School District, and $30,000 from payroll.
But only $120,000 went directly to Ms. Gardner, the other $60,000 was paid to her esteemed attorneys Sasson, Turnbull, Ryan & Hoose, LLC.
Some will argue the total amount is W-A-Y too much, but considering her initial request was $500,000 maybe not so much. Others will argue it's W-A-Y too little for the indignity of it all. Most, however, will agree the lawyers got too much.
The truth, inevitable, stands somewhere in the middle.
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Email from School Superintendent Maria Geryk to Regional School Committee member Vira Douangmany, copied to the entire School Committee