School board to consider legal settlement

The Lawrence school board will consider paying out $25,000 to settle a wrongful termination claim by a former employee.

The school board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the district office, 110 McDonald Drive.

According to a memo to the board from assistant superintendent Kyle Hayden and attorney David Cunningham, the claim was filed by Barbara Wolf, a former tech support specialist who was fired in October 2010.

The district’s liability insurance company has recommended settling the claim for $30,000. The district’s policy has a $25,000 deductible, meaning that’s how much the district itself would have to pay. The insurance company would pay the balance.

In other business, the board will consider appointing a negotiating team for the upcoming round of contract negotiations with teachers.

The proposed team would be led by Hayden. Other members would include Cunningham; board members Randy Masten and Vanessa Sanburn; Deerfield Elementary principal Joni Appleman; and Lawrence High principal Matt Brungardt.