Monroe Co. School Board member files $1.00 lawsuit

Monroe County School Board member files one dollar lawsuit against district

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By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

MADISONVILLE (WATE) - A Monroe county school board member has filed a one dollar lawsuit against the school district.

Sonya Lynn says she's not trying to take taxpayers' money, she's just trying to make things right.

She says board policies are not being followed, she also says she's a victim of sexual discrimination.

"I don't want to cost the taxpayers anymore money. But I want change," said Lynn.

In her lawsuit Lynn says certain members of school administration violate the "Open Meetings Act" commonly known as the Sunshine Law. She says they discuss school issues privately. She also says certain school staff members have been let go without any approval from the board.

Lynn also claims sexual discrimination in the lawsuit. She says the director of schools does not return her phone calls.

She says she does not get the same respect as the male members of the board.

"I would like to be treated like the rest of the board and followed up with like the other members are followed up with," said Lynn.

Lynn says in addition to this lawsuit, there have been three other lawsuits recently filed against the district.

6 News asked the school district for their comments. They referred us to the law firm they've hired for the case. No one at the firm was available for comment Thursday evening.

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