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Former teacher sues Corunna Schools

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:46 am

FLINT — A former Corunna teacher and advisor to the high school’s Diversity Club, who in 2009 battled with the Corunna School Board over a Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month poster, has filed a lawsuit against the district claiming civil rights violations when the board chose not to renew her contract.

Brook Johnson — whose contract was allowed to expire in 2011, two years after the controversial poster was removed and then replaced by the board — and her Royal Oak-based lawyer Jonathan Marko filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Flint, claiming Johnson began receiving negative evaluations solely because of her involvement with the club.

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