Lesbian Teacher Placed On Leave Returns To Class

Cameron Fairchild
August 10, 2018 - 1:28 pm

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MANSFIELD (1080 KRLD) - A suspended teacher who filed a discrimination lawsuit against a North Texas school district, will start the school year back in the classroom.

Stacy Bailey was placed on paid leave by Mansfield school district, for most of last year. Parents complained that Bailey discussed her girlfriend, and her lesbian lifestyle, in her fourth-grade class, and gave a slideshow and lecture about two artists who are gay.

Bailey was pulled from her job at Charlotte Anderson Elementary. The district offered to place Bailey at a secondary school, but she refused. She's now agreed to teach art at Lake Ridge High School, but her lawyer says she's still not happy, because she will be dealing with a lot more students at Lake Ridge, than she did teaching elementary school.

Bailey's classes begin next Wednesday.