WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a Kansas school district alleging it paid a female principal less than it paid the man she had replaced and less than the man who succeeded her.
A complaint filed Monday in federal court in Kansas alleges Unified School District 245 Leroy-Gridley in Coffey County violated the Equal Pay Act. It contends that in 2015 Julie Rosenquist was paid $45,000 a year as principal of Gridley Elementary and Southern Coffey County Middle School. Her male predecessor was paid $50,000 a year paid for the same job.
When she complained about the unequal pay, she was paid $46,500 the next year. The board hired a man for the job in 2017 at salary of $50,000.
The school district declined comment on the lawsuit.