Grandview C-4 School Board Member Barbara Polette announced before the regular school board meeting last week that she would not pursue any legal action against the district stemming from her 2010 termination from Meadowmere Elementary School.
Polette fought the termination in a public hearing last year, but lost. She then filed an age discrimination claim against the district with the Human Rights Commission, and ran for the school board. Polette garnered the most votes for school board in the April 5th election. At her swearing in, however, the district said she had a conflict of interest due to the claim, which should prohibit her from participating in finance-related votes.
At last Thursday’s meeting, Polette thanked the voters for their support, and reiterated that she never brought forth any legal suit against the district. Her brief statement effectively ended the issue.
“I do not intend to pursue any legal action in regards to the age discrimination issue. Signed Barbara K. Polette.”