Teacher resigns amid parents’ Ebola fears
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A teacher at a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky. has resigned rather than take 21 days of paid leave after parents raised concerns regarding the Ebola virus after her mission trip to Kenya, according to WDRB.
Kenya is 3,000 miles away from the Ebola epidemic in western Africa.
A letter obtained by WDRB states that Susan Sherman would no longer be working for Saint Margaret Mary’s school.
It was reported that Sherman was asked to take a paid “precautionary leave” of absence of 21 days upon her return from her trip after “strong parent concerns” about Ebola.
The letter also asked Sherman, who is a registered nurse, to provide a doctor’s note stating she was in good health.
Sherman says she has lost “the trust of a large number of people” and did not make the trip without “thought or prayer.”