Hearing set for Texas teacher who sent tweets about immigrant students to Trump | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

star-telegram | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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A hearing has been set in the appeal case of Georgia N. Clark, the Carter-Riverside teacher whose Twitter posts against immigrant students sparked a backlash and prompted the Fort Worth school board to recommend that she be fired.

In June, the Fort Worth school board voted 8-0 in favor of Georgia Clark’s “proposed termination.” Trustee T.S. Sims was not present for the vote. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner recommended that Clark be terminated based on her use of racially insensitive language and her abuse of social media.

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Clark’s attorney, Brandon Y. Brim, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram via email last month that Clark “intends to request a hearing for the purpose of contesting the proposed action against her contract.”

The hearing has been set for Aug. 5-7 at the Fort Worth school district’s board conference room, according to district.

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Brim did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday morning.

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Clint Bond, district spokesman, said Clark had not requested that the hearing be held in public as of Tuesday morning. The district didn’t have any further comment.

Clark, an English teacher, was placed on administrative leave after the district was alerted about Twitter posts that she directed to President Donald Trump. A Twitter account using her name circulated a series of tweets that asked Trump to crack down on immigration at Carter-Riverside High School.

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One tweet listed her phone numbers and asked Trump to help remove “illegals from Fort Worth.”

Clark told a district investigator she thought the messages were private.

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The case drew national attention to Fort Worth.

School records detail cases of inappropriate behavior and language that came under review while Clark taught at Leonard Middle School and Western Hills High School.

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Clark was suspended without pay and reassigned in 2013 after referring to students at Western Hills High School as...
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