Texas teacher who sued school district reaches settlement

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) – A Texas teacher who said she was discriminated against because of her sexual orientation has reached a settlement with the school district.

Mansfield Independent School District teacher Stacy Bailey will get a letter of recommendation and a $100,000 payment to her and her attorney as part of the settlement.

The school board approved the settlement Monday.

The art teacher filed a federal lawsuit against the district in 2018. Bailey was placed on paid administrative leave for about eight months after a parent complained that she was “promoting the ‘homosexual agenda'” to students at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Arlington.

She had shown her students pictures of her then-fiancee.

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