Arbitrator’s bill in porn-watching teacher case: $48,600

M.D. Kittle
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Jan 30, 2014 1:08 PM
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Arbitrator’s bill in porn-watching teacher case: $48,600

MADISON, Wis. – Final bill: $24,315.

That’s how much taxpayers in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District paid for the services of Karen Mawhinney, the arbitrator who ordered the reinstatement of a seventh-grade science teacher fired for viewing multiple pornographic images and videos at school.

The total bill was $48,600, split between the school district and the Middleton Education Association, the teachers union that represented Andrew Harris in what arbitration experts, including Mawhinney, described as an “extraordinary” process.