1995. In its answer to the Complaint, the District stated that the action taken by the District and Board of Education in March, 1995 was to have the teacher in question take a leave of absence for the remainder of the last school year. The District pointed out that there were documents attached to the Complaint indicating that you and other parents filed a petition and, in some cases, individual Complaint letters stating that they believed their children were treated unfairly by Mrs. Bansbach. The District stated that as soon as those Complaints were brought to the attention of the administration, Dr. Dan Kingery, the Assistant Superintendent, held a series of meetings. The District stated that it first met with the teacher; then with the teacher and her husband; and then with the local representatives of the teachers' union and a representative of the Delaware State Education Association (with the teacher present).
Counsel for the District pointed out that the result of the meeting was that the District learned that the teacher had been under stress as a result of health and family matters. According to the District, the teacher and union representatives agreed that the best solution would be for Mrs. Bansbach to take a leave of absence for the remainder of the last school year and return to teaching in September, 1995. The District stated that you are incorrect if you believe that the District or the Board is