Teachers furious after paychecks held

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 12:30pm

 Former Crestworth Academy employees are furious, still searching for answers to why they haven't received paychecks.

"Just be honest with us," said Felicia Nixon. "What's going on with our money. It's not fair to us."

Many said they weren't even notified that they wouldn't receive paychecks.

"Sad, mad, hurt, wondering what's going on," said Crystal St. Junious about the situation. "Because no call, no letter, no notification I wasn't getting paid."

A meeting called by Crestworth's board Wednesday only added to the frustration, as the board was intentionally vague about any plans to actually pay the employees.

"We're still working to fulfill our obligations," said Jesse Bilberry, chairman of the Crestworth board.

They also gave short, non-descriptive answers to the many question hurled at them.

"I'm still empty handed," said Katherine Matthews. "We got no answers, only promises of working on something, but no word on what that something is."

The employees were told they won't receive their next paycheck also. The employees have hired a lawyer and are threatening legal action. Crestworth was recently taken over by the state's Recovery School District.

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