From the Times (and thanks to a reader tip!):
A former Seattle teacher has reached a $750,000 settlement from the
public-school district that fired her seven years ago for not returning
to work in a school building she said was harmful to her health.
The teacher, 14-year drama and language instructor Denise Frisino,
sued Seattle Public Schools after the district fired her from Nathan
Hale High School in 2005, according to court documents.
The lawsuit was initially thrown out by a King County judge, but an
appeals court overturned that decision and the two parties settled on
the eve of a scheduled new trial this fall. The settlement, finalized
this week, did not constitute an admission of guilt, according to
attorneys on both sides.
What to think?
Well, I know there were definitely mold issues at Hale and these were documented and affected students as well.
Sometimes I wish the district would know when to fight and when to not fight. The lawyers fees on this case are probably huge and now there $750K out the door. (I don't know; is there insurance coverage for this?)