BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia schools superintendent is accused of using racist language in two recorded conversations and discriminating against a black employee.
News outlets reported Tuesday the race-discrimination lawsuit says Buford Superintendent Geye Hamby repeatedly used slurs to refer to black workers at a construction site, saying he wanted to kill them.
The plaintiff, 66-year-old Mary Ingram, worked for the district for nearly two decades before she was fired in 2017. She says she was discriminated against for speaking up for the black community at school board meetings.
Hamby declined to comment on the advice of district counsel. School board attorney Walt Britt says the recordings’ authenticity hasn’t been determined.
Only 11 percent of Buford students are black. Hamby is among the highest paid Georgia superintendents, with a base salary of $308,000.