Teacher appeals contract nonrenewal, alleges age discrimination, retaliation
A teacher’s term contract was proposed for nonrenewal based on an incident in which she allegedly used inappropriate force with a student. The teacher requested a hearing regarding the proposed nonrenewal of her contract. At the hearing, the teacher did not testify. The school board voted to nonrenew her contract and the teacher filed an appeal to the commissioner of education.
The teacher also filed a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission of Civil Rights, alleging age discrimination and retaliation based on the nonrenewal of her contract. The complaint led to a lawsuit in district court.