UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A Union High School teacher who caused an uproar last year when she allegedly posted anti-gay comments on her personal Facebook page has resigned and settlement talks are under way in the tenure charge case brought by the Board of Education, according to the board’s attorney.
Jenye "Viki" Knox, 51, a tenured special education teacher, submitted her resignation over the summer, the attorney, James Plosia, said. He would not comment further, saying only that "settlement talks are under way."
The board met with Plosia in closed session last night to discuss the matter but no action was taken.
A 21-year teaching veteran who has worked in Union since 2000, Knox previously said in court filings that she plans to seek a disability pension due to a back injury and on "psychological grounds." She filed papers for her pension on June 7.
A decision on whether she receives the pension would be made by the state Division of Pensions and Benefits, and would be separate from any action in tenure charges, according to a spokeswoman for the Office of Administrative Law, which is handling the tenure case.
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