BRADENTON -- The Manatee County School District has reached a third -- and so far, the largest -- settlement in a Roderick Frazier-related lawsuit filed by a student and a parent.
The $210,000 proposed settlement will go before the Manatee County School Board for final approval Tuesday.
The board has already approved two settlements related to the Frazier case. The former parent liaison was accused of inappropriately touching students and staff.
Adinah Torres, a former parent liaison, settled with the district for $75,000, and Patricia Aragon, a Manatee High School teacher, settled for $40,000.
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A lawsuit filed by Steve Gulash, also a former parent liaison, is still pending.
Staff attorney Mitchell
Teitelbaum confirmed the student lawsuit settlement would be the third of four if approved. Frazier pleaded no contest in April 2014 to four misdemeanor battery counts and two counts of interfering with school attendance. As part of the plea deal worked out with the State Attorney's Office, prosecutors dropped four battery charges.
The student involved in the lawsuit first brought complaints about Frazier to Manatee High School's attention and subsequently the district. In the lawsuit, the student and a parent blame the district for Frazier's actions.
The student claims Frazier interfered with her ability to get an education by pulling her out of class and sexually harassing her while she was at the school.
Meghin Delaney, education reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7081. Follow her on Twitter @MeghinDelaney.