Maria Caya, teacher who had 0.27 BAL during field trip, paid $18,000 to resign

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Caya showed up to the last day of school plastered, but the school district still isn't confident they'd be able to fire her.
In June, Maria Caya, a 50-year-old fourth-grade teacher in Janesville, Wisconsin, got absolutely obliterated during a school field trip to a bowling alley. She passed out, was brought to the emergency room, and ended up clocking in with a BAL of 0.27.

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But instead of punishment, Caya's shockingly irresponsible behavior actually resulted in her receiving a huge windfall.

According to an AP report, Caya is receiving an $18,000 payout in exchange for her resignation. The reason? The Janesville School District is concerned they'd incur legal costs amounting to more than $18,000 if they battled over Caya's termination with the local teachers union.

Furthermore, district officials aren't even sure they'd be able to successfully drop the ax -- School Board President Greg Ardrey told the AP he was concerned Caya could be reinstated, which would've put the parents of kids in her class in a difficult position.

The report goes on to state that the $18,000 figure is based on the number of sick days Caya accumulated during her 14-year career.

And liberals wonder why conservatives sometimes look upon unions with scorn...

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k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Unions. They are about 75 years too late for the party. Any organization rooted in power and control sucks. The days are past when we need unions in most labor markets. 

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

its Wisconsin, everyone is wasted.

Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez

How can you not drink dealing with those bastard kids!?

Becca Hudson
Becca Hudson

Cheaper than fighting the union. Sad sad sad.

Dean Johnson
Dean Johnson

In Janesville, don't they spot you .10 BAC?

Bill Seurer
Bill Seurer

If she had been the CEO of a big company they would have paid her tens of millions to resign.

Onan
Onan

That's a lot less money than the $254k that was tossed at the HR Director to resign from the Burnsville school district last year. 

oheykelsey
oheykelsey

WTF is that conservative slam on liberals at end? MADE THE ARTICLE UNSHARABLE BECAUSE OF THE BAd TASTE IN MY MOUTH AFTER THAT LAST LINE

Michael J. Kraemer
Michael J. Kraemer

It would probably cost the school more money to go through the proper channels to fire her since she protected by a union.

kennyX
kennyX

@k2yeb But if it were not for Unions, who would have paid tens of millions of dollars toward the Obama Re-election campaign?

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Liberals could say a lot of true things about conservitives as well.

kennyX
kennyX

@oheykelsey Ahhhhhh.......Here, let Mommy kiss your boo-boo...........Feel all better now?

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