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Boone School Employees: System Skipped Retirement Payments


Two Boone County public school employees are suing because they say their paycheck deductions didn’t properly go toward paying for requested supplemental retirement and supplemental insurance coverage.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that a lawsuit was filed recently in Boone Circuit Court against the Boone school board, the school system’s current and former superintendents and Stephen Green, the system’s director and coordinator of support services.

The case is seeking court approval to become a class-action lawsuit. Plaintiffs’ attorney Stacey Fragile says she isn’t sure how big the class would be or how much money the lawsuit will seek.

Employee Jerriann M. Cochran says the defendants didn’t make the proper deposits into her retirement accounts last year.

Boone school officials didn’t immediately respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.