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CCSD trustees to weigh $1.8M to settle teacher abuse lawsuits

Updated January 21, 2020 - 5:24 pm

The Clark County School Board on Thursday will vote on whether to approve over $1.8 million in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging that a former special education teacher abused students.

Lawsuits filed by two families accused former Adams Elementary School teacher Kasey Glass of inflicting physical and verbal abuse on students in her classroom. The lawsuits also named administrators Allison Pokornik and Mark Connors, alleging a failure on the district’s part to investigate and take action.

The board will consider a $1.2 million settlement to the plaintiff referred to as H.H. in court documents and a $640,000 settlement to the plaintiff known as L.R.

As of June 6 , the district had spent $529,224 on both cases, records obtained by the Review-Journal showed.

Glass, who left the Clark County School District in 2017, teaches in the Nye County School District. She did not return a request for comment.

The CCSD did not return a request for comment.

Contact Aleksandra Appleton at 702-383-0218 or aappleton@reviewjournal.com. Follow @aleksappleton on Twitter.

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