2 defendants in Lafayette schools suit take leave, 1 set to retire

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 13:24:01-04

Two Lafayette Parish School System administrators who are defendants in a federal civil-rights lawsuit are on leave, Chief Administrative Officer Joe Craig confirmed on Wednesday.

Annette Samec and Robin Olivier are on approved medical leave, as The Current first reported on Tuesday.

Craig said Samec took indefinite leave on May 16. Olivier is on medical leave through June 30, and she’s set to retire, Craig said.

Samec and Olivier are among a handful of defendants in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in April by a former school system employee.

The former employee, Azadeh Yazdi, claims that the school system rigs its Schools of Choice lottery and that school system officials, including Samec and Olivier, retaliated when she reported that issue. Yazdi further makes sexual harassment claims against Samec and Olivier.

Read more on the lawsuit here.