PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $10,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and a teacher who was suspended after someone posted a Facebook photo of her with a male stripper.
Thirty-seven-year-old Ginger D'Amico also will get more than $4,000 in back pay.
D'Amico is a Spanish teacher at Brownsville High School, south of Pittsburgh. She was given a 30-day suspension, later reduced to 19 days, after someone who attended a bachelorette party at her house posted the photo of her and the stripper.
D'Amico never sued, but ACLU attorneys contacted the district shortly after the suspension in January, leading to the settlement announced Tuesday.
The ACLU questioned the suspension, saying D'Amico's actions were private and legal.