Board met to discuss liability in lawsuit

Richmond School Board members met in closed session Wednesday with their lawyer, two representatives of the district’s insurance company and several administrators.
The sole vote taken was the appointment of Special Education Director Julie Harris as the district’s designated contact in the Lisa McCrary lawsuit.
McCrary, a nine-year employee in the central office who was let go in June 2009, filed suit against the district in November for alleged violations of state whistleblower statutes. The last action in the case – an exchange of paperwork – came on June 16.
No trial date has been set.
MUSIC – the Missouri United School Insurance Council – a non-profit insurance pool that covers 87 percent of the school districts in the state, including Richmond, is a party to the McCrary case. The company provides school board and employment-practices liability coverage, both of which could involve MUSIC in a payout should McCrary win her case or agree to a settlement.
Tom Mickes, the school board’s attorney, has said that the insurance company is overseeing legal representation of members on the school board in 2009, as well as Superintendent Jim Robins. All are named defendants in the McCrary case.
Full story is in the Friday, June 26, 2010 edition of The Daily News

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