A federal lawsuit involving the Henry County Board of Education and three of its members has been settled under undisclosed terms.
Timothy Gadson was the sole finalist to succeed outgoing superintendent Rodney Bowler in 2017 after a vote by the school board to recommend him for the job. Less than one month later, the offer was rescinded as the board revealed that his salary and compensation demands were far above what Bowler or any other superintendent had received.
Gadson, who is black, filed a discrimination lawsuit in 2018, naming as defendants the district as well as board members Holly Cobb, John Hinton and Pam Nutt. They voted to rescind the job offer, with Donna McBride and Annette Edwards against that action. The