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Teacher from Youngstown claims gender discrimination in Maplewood lawsuit | News, Sports, Jobs

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YOUNGSTOWN — A instructor in the Maplewood Local School District has submitted a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging gender discrimination when she was moved from her placement of actual physical schooling instructor and was changed by a male.

The lawsuit was submitted on behalf of instructor Jeanne Dana of 29 Shores Push, Youngstown, versus the school district and its board of education.

The motion also accuses the district of violating the Equivalent Safety clause of the 14th Modification to the U.S. Structure and asks that the defendants give Dana again her actual physical education instructing position and award suitable compensatory damages. The plaintiff attorneys Jared Klebanow and Avery Friedman, also find a trial by jury. The case was assigned to U.S. District Decide Bonita Pearson of Youngstown.

Dana is a graduate of Youngstown Condition College with a educating certification in bodily instruction for grades K-12 and for teaching well being in grades 7-12. She obtained an elementary education certification in 1990 and was employed by Maplewood to instruct fourth quality. Dana taught fourth quality at Maplewood from September 1990 through June 2009. Subsequent the retirement of one of the district’s actual physical schooling lecturers, Dana was hired to instruct phys ed at the elementary developing that residences grades K-9. While working there, the criticism states, Dana implemented new systems that enhanced the schooling knowledge of her students.

In August 2017, Dana was assigned to teach phys ed to kindergarten learners and in grades 3-6. In August 2020, Dana was notified three phys ed academics had been no for a longer time needed in the district, and Dana was reassigned to teach third quality.

All through the 2020-21 faculty 12 months, Dana realized that a 3rd phys ed trainer was wanted and the district crammed the location of instructing grade 7-12 phys ed to a person who is not certified to train that subject matter, the grievance states.

“The only woman bodily training teacher was taken out for no reason, other than her staying woman, and replaced with an unqualified male,” Dana’s complaint states.

[email protected] “Dana’s dream work was taken from her due to the fact of her gender.”

Equally get-togethers and their legal professionals met with Pearson in a telephone conference on Oct. 25.

This case was referred to Justice of the peace Choose Amanda M. Knapp for a mediation to conclude no afterwards than March 15.

Lawyer for the university district, Elizabeth A. Braverman, was despatched an electronic mail searching for a response.

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