Teacher Accused Of Discrimination To Be Paid Until Oct.
Update: In January of 2013 the St. Paul School District reached a settlement in the federal racial discrimination case against Timothy Olmsted. Details of the settlement are confidential. Following an investigation, the Minnesota Board of Teaching disciplinary committee decided not to hand down any disciplinary action against Mr. Olmstead and his teaching license is still active.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The St. Paul School District says a teacher who resigned after allegedly discriminating against black students will still be paid until October.
Tim Olmstead taught sixth grade at Heights Community School.
As WCCO-TV previously reported in January, parents complained that Olmstead was discriminating against black students. Some said he called them “fat, black and stupid” and made them sit in the back of the class.
An attorney representing three of the families involved reported Olmstead also told students “You will never amount to anything” and “You only have one parent.”
Olmstead was placed on paid leave on Jan. 12 before ultimately resigning on March 20. The district said he would not face disciplinary actions since he resigned.
However, the St. Paul School District said Olmstead still has unpaid sick leave. Even though his resignation came last week, it won’t be effective until Oct. 8, the district said.
He will continue to be paid up until that date.