By Karen Gray | Nevada Journal
CARSON CITY — Whistle-blower Elena Rodriguez — whom readers may recall from a series of interviews aired earlier this year by Nevada’s Contact 13 Investigative Reporter Darcy Spears — has filed a lawsuit against the Clark County School District and two district administrators, alleging retaliation, discrimination and First Amendment violations.
Named defendants are Anita Wilbur, principal at the Academy for Individualized Studies High School, and Associate Superintendent Edward Goldman — Wilbur’s former supervisor and the district’s new chief contract negotiator.
In her U.S. District Court lawsuit, Rodriguez contends that she faced retaliation for reporting surreptitious recording of students and staff by Wilbur. Rodriguez, a 22-year school-district employee, also alleges she faced harassing and disparate treatment because of her national origin, and was retaliated against for her actions in complaining about the discrimination to her supervisors and CCSD’s Diversity and Affirmative Action Division, and for filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.