Parent sues Rochester school district, says she lost job over COVID-19 opinion
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit parent who has been outspoken about getting kids back inside schools has filed a lawsuit.
Elena Dinverno says she lost her job after a Rochester school board member complained to her employer. Dinverno says she faced illegal retaliation for expressing free speech.
Her attorney, Deborah Gordon, says a school district has “zero business” policing Dinverno’s speech.
Dinverno has participated in Facebook groups that were in favor of reopening Rochester schools for in-person instruction. She says frequently questioned the school board’s decisions.
There was no immediate comment about the lawsuit from the Rochester district.
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