Thursday, September 13, 2012

Florida School District Pays $250,000 to Settle Harassment/Retaliation Case

The Citrus County (Florida) School Board will pay $250,000 to settle sexual harassment and retaliation claims by former students.  This high dollar figure will probably not surprise readers who recall this case from earlier posts, such as this one describing the egregious sexual harassment and abuse student-athletes alleged against three male coaches of the girls' JV soccer team at Citrus High School, and this one describing school officials' absurd retaliatory acts of trying to kick one of the complainants and her sister out of school on false claims that she lived outside the district. 

The school district also agreed to write a letter of regret and provide Title IX training to district employees.  Yes, please, this district definitely needs some Title IX training.