HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » South Carolina (Group) » SC teacher sues district,...

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:16 PM

SC teacher sues district, saying she was forced into unpaid work. Will others join?

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Cherokee County educator has filed a lawsuit demanding pay for having worked after-school work and paid out of pocket for supplies for her students. And she is asking to have others join her.

Sixth grade English teacher Shannon Burgess claims the Cherokee County School District violated state and federal wage and labor laws by requiring her and other teachers to work a concession stand at after-school sporting events without being paid. She also claims the district violated state and federal law and broke teacher contracts by being forced to buy classroom supplies and gift baskets for a Parent Teacher Organization auction with her own money.

Separately, the teacher claims the district required her to provide daily lessons plans for her students while on family medical leave, in violation of federal law.

The lawsuit names the school district, its board of trustees, its superintendent and Granard Middle School Principal Gavin Fisher as defendants.

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article233985737.html

2 replies, 511 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply SC teacher sues district, saying she was forced into unpaid work. Will others join? (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2019 OP
Merlot Aug 2019 #1
keithbvadu2 Aug 2019 #2

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:04 PM

1. It's about time.

While I admire teachers and how much they do, it does bother me that they put so much into school supplies and extra working hours. As long as they keep doing that without complaint, it will never change. Why should the school change something that works for them?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:41 PM

2. Teachers pay for...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread