AVON — A teacher is suing the Avon Schools Board of Education for not raising her salary and not recognizing her position as a regular teacher rather than a substitute.
Susan Hutner originally was hired by the board as a substitute teacher for Amber Jarrett during Jarrett’s long-term leave of absence in 2010.
However, when Hutner was rehired by the board for the 2011-12 school year, the board refused to raise her salary by $10,191 as they do for teachers with a “regular teacher” contract, according to a lawsuit Hutner filed.
Hutner, who holds two master’s degrees, is qualified and had fulfilled all of the requirements for her original 2010-11 contract, according to the lawsuit.
Hutner’s attorneys said that a teacher in Hutner’s position — namely one who has worked as a substitute for more than 120 days — should receive a regular teacher’s contract.
As a result, Hutner has filed a lawsuit against the board of education to compensate her for the $10,191, as well as costs and attorney fees that Hutner has accrued because of the lawsuit.