X Teachers Want Money
|Two former Loudon County teachers are asking the
Loudon County School Board for several hundred thousand dollars. Both
claim they were victims of age and sex discrimination when they were not
rehired in 2010. Both had worked at Eaton Elementary.
Nancy Kersten, 210 Meadow Road Friendsville and Kathleen Eckhardt, 220 Meadow Road Friendsville, have filed a complaint with the US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC). The EEOC has determined that the evidence presented by the charging parties gives reasonable evidence that their accusations may have merit.
The EEOC ask that the county school board enter into conciliation discussions with the charging parties to settle the matter. Ms. Kersten is asking for $156,889.00 to settle her complaint. Ms. Eckhardt is asking for $80,449.00 to settle her complaint. The EEOC asked for a response from the school board as to whether the board will accept the terms of the settlement.
Through the board's attorney, the board has responded.
"At this time the board is not interested in conciliation discussions."
Both teachers were non tenured teachers at the time their contracts were not renewed.
The EEOC states that if the board does not agree to conciliation discussions the complaints will be forwarded to the Department Of Justice for review.
Letter from Jason Vance, Director Of Schools, to school board members in explination of the complaints
Dear Board Members,