Outgoing Charlottesville schools superintendent Scottie Griffin, the target of a lawsuit by her former executive secretary in the New Orleans public school system, has found the lawsuit settled between the school system and the complainant. Janice Clay was given $35,000 — the amount that she sued for — because Griffin “disconnected her telephone numbers and refused to get in contact with lawyers,” and wouldn’t appear in court. Without Griffin, the school system was unable to defend themselves, though they maintain that Griffin was not at fault. Even her own attorney, Roy Rodney, said that he had no idea of how to track her down.
Reporters in Charlottesville looking to interview Griffin, during the superintendent kerfuffle, had a similar experience — she simply refused to talk. Bob Gibson has the story in today’s Progress.