A former teacher in tiny Echols County in southeast Georgia who claimed to have endured a campaign of racially charged harassment has settled her claims against the county school system for $137,500.
The agreement includes stipulations that the school system for the county will institute new racial training and hiring practices, and change the employment record of Dr. Lana Foster—who was the system’s only Black person to be a certified teacher until she was fired in 2018, her complaint said—to reflect that she voluntarily resigned and was not involuntarily discharged.
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