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

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.
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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