- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) - The Gardner Edgerton School District has agreed to a $1.8 million settlement with three former top administrators who sued the district after they were fired in 2014.

Former superintendent Bill Gilhaus and two of his top aides sued the district and four school board members who voted to fire them. The administrators said the board denied them due process when their firings were announced during what they said was hastily called illegal meeting.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/2ducBak ) Gilhaus’ aides, Christy Ziegler and Lana Gerber, also alleged they faced sexual discrimination from two male board members.

The district said in a statement Tuesday that the school board strongly disagreed with the allegations but thought accepting the settlement was the most responsible action.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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