JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Officials say the law firm of the husband of a Janesville teacher who was paid nearly $19,000 to resign after authorities say she was drunk at a school field trip played no role in representing the school district in resignation negotiations.
Janesville School District spokesperson Brett Berg says Madison-based Boardman and Clark represented to district in reaching the deal with teacher Maria Caya. In exchange for a lump-sum payment, the 50-year old Caya agreed to bring no age discrimination or other lawsuit against the district.
Caya's husband, Steven Caya, works for Janesville-based Nowlan & Mouat. The firm has provided legal services for the district.
Berg has yet to comment on whether Caya represented his wife in the resignation negotiations.
Authorities say Maria Caya drank before a June 6 field trip of fourth and fifth graders to a Janesville bowling alley, and had a blood alcohol content of .27, more than three times Wisconsin's legal limit for driving.
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