Charter Closes: Two Louisiana Teachers Granted Back Pay

The #CharterChicanery must continue to be brought to public consciousness. STOP the destruction of public education.

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

On December 10, 2014, two Lafayette, Louisiana, teachers won a lawsuit for back pay due to their being reassigned from higher-paying teaching positions to lower-paying positions beginning in the 2012-13 school year.

The two teachers, Jan Aillet and Marilyn Doucet, taught at Lafayette’s Charter High School, which was closed in 2012. At that time, the Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) superintendent reassigned Aillet and Doucet to Lafayette High School and N.P. Moss Preparatory, respectively.

Interestingly, despite its being closed for two years now, Charter High School still appears as an operating school on the LPSS website. In addition, when it existed, Charter High School was moved into a facility belonging to yet another closed Lafayette school:

Lafayette Charter High School was created by Ken Douet, Burnell Lemoine and Jerri Callier.  It was approved by BESE as a Type 4 charter school in April 1998. Type 4 means that the school…

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