Jury awards white principal $371K in discrimination case against Mississippi school district

September 21, 2015 in Education, News

court-hammer-jpg-475x310-q85jpg-f005441a54549d04NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.

The Natchez Democrat reports that the jury on Friday found administrators at the Natchez-Adams County School District discriminated against Cindy Idom.

The jury — composed of three black women, two black men and three white men — awarded Idom $371,737 in compensatory damages.

Of that judgment, $271,737 was rendered against the Natchez-Adams County School District for breach of contract, lost wages and back pay due to Idom.

The other $100,000 of the award was split between Superintendent Frederick Hill at $75,000 and Assistant Superintendent Tanisha Smith at $25,000.