"The Monroe City School District has been informed of a lawsuit filed against it on February 5, 2013 in State District Court alleging that it has breached contractual obligations in its payment of compensation to present and past employees of the School District.
We disagree with the litany of unfounded allegations recited in the lawsuit. The allegations erroneously maintain that the School District has breached one or more contractual obligations owed to its employees regarding the payment of salary supplements funded by sales taxes. The legal conclusions that are set forth in the lawsuit are not well founded or supported by prevailing principals of law. The School District intends to vigorously defend against the claims asserted in this lawsuit. We are confident that the law, when applied, will fully exonerate the School District of liability and result in an outright dismissal of the claims asserted, which include requests for attorney fees, monetary damages and statutory penalties.
We look forward to our day in Court."
The lawsuit claims the school district knowingly paid employees 13th checks who did not qualify for them. 13th checks are sales tax driven and were approved by voters decades ago.
For more information on the lawsuit, click here.