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Settlement Released Between Wake Schools, Controversial Teacher

Posted April 8, 2008
Updated April 9, 2008

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— Details of an out-of-court settlement between the Wake County Public School System and a former Enloe High School teacher were released Tuesday.

Robert Escamilla was suspended with pay in February 2007 after he invited Kamil Solomon, head of Kamil International Ministries, to his class.

The school board said Escamilla knew Solomon would denigrate Islam and was not acceptable. Escamilla was later reassigned to Mary E. Phillips High School, an alternative school, where he was paid less than he had been at Enloe.

In November, Escamilla filed a lawsuit to contest his 2007 performance evaluation, a letter of reprimand and his transfer from Enloe High.

As part of the settlement, Escamilla can continue to teach at Mary E. Phillips High. He is eligible to retire in six months if he completes his current action plan by obtaining at least standard teaching ratings.

Escamilla, who taught at Enloe for 18 years, also fought to get a 12-page reprimand removed from his employment file, but the school board denied the request.

Escamilla and the school board agreed not to disparage one another in the settlement. Escamilla must also drop his lawsuit.


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  • teacher56 Apr 9, 2008

    Methinks that this situation is the best this teacher will get from WCPSS. If he goes to trial it will cost thousands. I say if he can afford it, then sue the ---- out of this system. If not, cut your losses and get out in 6 mos.(or not as he won't be able to double dip as no principal will hire him back after the mandatory 6 month break.) It just isn't fair what they did to him.

  • OpinionatedGuy Apr 9, 2008

    He should let the court decide his case...