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Fourth teacher sues Epic over termination

Fourth teacher sues Epic over termination

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Epic Charter Schools in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

OKLAHOMA CITY - A fourth teacher has filed a lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools, alleging she was fired after objecting to questionable enrollment practices.

Ryan Aispuro said Epic terminated her employment “because she resisted pressure to manipulate Epic’s truancy standards.” The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court, requesting at least $75,000 in damages.

Aispuro described similar circumstances as three other teachers who sued the virtual charter school. One of the teachers, Noelle Waller, dropped her lawsuit Nov. 14.

“We have no comment as this matter is under litigation,” said Shelly Hickman, Epic’s assistant superintendent of communications. “However, we are pleased one of these suits has already been dismissed. We are confident and eager to present our case regarding this former, disgruntled employee.”

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