• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
°
Monday, September 25, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

2 retirees banned from Muncie schools settle with district

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 09:49 am

MUNCIE, Ind. Two retired educators who sued Muncie Community Schools for banning them from school property after they criticized the district have reached settlements lifting the ban and awarding each of them $15,000.

School board members approved the settlements Tuesday with retired teacher Kay Rankin and retired principal Mike Ryan. Board President Debbie Feick says the central Indiana district's insurer reached the settlements.

The Star Press reports the retirees sued the district in federal court after being banned from school property in February for "disruptive conduct." They had repeatedly criticized Superintendent Steve Baule over the deficit-plagued district's cost-cutting measures.

That ban was later modified to allow them to continue attending school board meetings.

The retirees attorney, Jason Delk, says the ban was meritless "and should have never occurred in the first place."

___

Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

Comments

News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus