The DeKalb County School Board is facing another lawsuit that could cost it millions of dollars if it goes to trial.
The suit, filed by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teachers Elaine Gold and Amy Shaye last year, alleges the board owes them, and thousands of other teachers, money that has been withheld from a tax sheltered annuity fund since 2009.
Former Gov. Roy Barnes is representing the plaintiffs and was present June 6 as lawyers from the district argued an appeal. Earlier this year, Judge Clarence Seeliger ruled against the district’s motion to have the case thrown out.
“The court denied the motion to throw the case out and that was what the appeal was about,” Barnes said. “A government should not be able to lie and promise their employees one thing and then do another.”
According to the lawsuit, Gold has been teaching in