Santa Fe Public Schools seeks approval of J. Steven Baca payment

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

May 14, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe Public Schools paid former Ortiz Middle School Principal J. Steven Baca the agreed upon $86,000, but SFPS did not get permission from the Public Education Department to make the payment. Kate Ferlic, Baca’s attorney, and the attorneys representing Santa Fe Public Schools filed a petition asking the “First Judicial District Court…

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Teacher Zeynep Unal settles discrimination suit against LAPS

By | Civil Litigation

April 22, 2016 The Los Alamos Monitor Zeynep Unal has settled her 2013 discrimination lawsuit against Los Alamos County Public Schools and Aspen Elementary principal Kathryn Vandenkieboom.  Unal’s attorney Kate Ferlic told The Los Alamos Monitor, “All I can say, in pursuant to the agreement, is that the case has settled, and we are thrilled. It was a good result, a…

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Attorney Kate Ferlic says APS is taking advantage of Don Moya

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

April 21, 2016 Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe attorney, Kate Ferlic, told the Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Public Schools is taking advantage of Don Moya’s poor health.  Moya, the former CFO of APS, has been on administrative leave since August 2015 when he was abruptly told not to report to work from former APS Superintendent Luis Valentino.  During Moya’s leave he was involved in…

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Los Alamos teacher switching schools due to discrimination

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

January 26, 2016 KOB Zeynep Unal, a teacher at a Los Alamos school with Turkish and Muslim background, is switching schools due to discrimination.  According to Unal’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, she was “verbally and psychologically abused at work.” “They made her workplace so difficult for her because of her Turkish origin,” Ferlic said.  Unal began having panic attacks from the stress…

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Victory for Oritz Middle School Principal

By | Uncategorized

January 28, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican After 14 hours of testimony at a public hearing, Santa Fe Public Schools decided to reverse their decision to fire Ortiz Middle School Principal J. Steven Baca. Baca’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, said, “This is a huge victory for Steve and for transparency in government. We will wait and see if he will be…

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Steven Baca hearing delayed to give public more notice

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

January 6, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican The hearing for the former Ortiz Middle School principal J. Steven Baca was delayed in order to give the public more notice to attend.  Baca’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, said he wanted the public hearing “because he feels like the community needs to know that the actions taken against him were wrong.” Santa Fe Public…

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Don Moya plans return to APS despite reassignment

By | Civil Litigation

December 24, 2015 KRQE Despite the job title change from CFO to Financial Systems Architect, Don Moya plans to return to Albuquerque Public Schools after being placed on administrative leave in August without an explanation. According to Don Moya’s attorney Kate Ferlic, “It sounds like a job in the basement sharpening pencils.  Unfortunately, it just seems that APS is continuing…

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