District moves to set­tle dis­putes

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

The Austin school district has reached a ten­ta­tive agree­ment to set­tle all dis­putes with ter­mi­nated con­tract em­ployee Mar­garita Decierdo.

The school board is set to dis­cuss the is­sue at a spe­cial meet­ing Mon­day and must ap­prove the terms of any set­tle­ment.

A cer­ti­fied hear­ing ex­am­iner re­cently ruled that the Austin school board was wrong when it ter­mi­nated Decierdo as part of a broader ef­fort to close a pro­jected short­fall in the bud­get by cut­ting jobs through elim­i­na­tion of pro­grams or de­part­ments.

Decierdo was in the sec­ond year of a three-year con­tract. The ex­am­iner ruled that con­tract em­ploy­ees could be cut only for good cause or when a district de­clares fi­nan­cial ex­i­gency, a state of fis­cal emer­gency.

Decierdo had threat­ened to sue the district next month, al­leg­ing race dis­crim­i­na­tion, re­tal­i­a­tion and a hos­tile work en­vi­ron­ment. and Pierce lived.

Of­fi­cials said they then searched Lopez’s home in Burnet and found a meth lab with about 400 grams of liq­uid metham­phetamine.

All are charged with felony pos­ses­sion or trans­port of cer­tain chem­i­cals with in­tent to man­u­fac­ture the con­trolled sub­stances.

Deputies next searched the home of Steve Trahan, 43, who lives at 1401 County Road 269 in Ber­tram, and found a lab con­tain­ing more than 400 grams of liq­uid meth, of­fi­cials said.

Trahan was ar­rested and charged with felony man­u­fac­ture and de­liv­ery of a con­trolled sub­stance, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion or trans­port of cer­tain chem­i­cals with in­tent to man­u­fac­ture con­trolled sub­stances.

to $184,886 for 2011.

Steve trahan

Mark Pierce

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