District moves to settle disputes
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.