Thursday, April 24, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Elmira/Corning

Settlement in Ithaca school harassment case

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Settlement in Ithaca school harassment case
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.


ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Ithaca School District has agreed to pay thousands of dollars to settle a racial harassment lawsuit.

The district will pay Amelia Kearney $200,000 for harassment and threats of violence suffered by her daughter, who was a student at DeWitt Middle School back in 2005 and 2006. Kearney was initially awarded $250,000 two years ago, but the district appealed because it didn't believe the state Division of Human Rights had jurisdiction over public schools.

The school district will pay $75,000 of the settlement with their insurance carrier paying the rest.


Related Stories

10.11.12.241 ClientIP: 54.237.95.6, 96.17.15.13 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP