Decaturish.com, which initially reported on the lawsuit against Dude, reported its investigation unveiled evidence supporting the lawsuit’s allegations against Dude.
Dude was hired in 2015 and his base salary is $219,000. He’s eligible for bonuses of up to $20,000 a year.
The school board announced plans to investigate Dude’s conduct and to renegotiate his contract. But activists from the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights and the Black Parents Alliance called for Dude’s suspension during the probe, citing concerns about the district’s ability to fairly investigate Dude while he maintained his duties at the same time.