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‘Unfairly fired’ food services coordinator at local school threatens lawsuit

Posted at 9:50 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 01:22:00-04

The Food Services Coordinator for King and Queen County Public Schools said she received a termination letter Wednesday after reports of overcooked, inedible food, but she said she was unfairly fired.

Nearly two weeks ago we showed you pictures of burnt pizzas and charred ribs that parents and students in the county said were being served to kids at Central High School.

charred mystery

At the time, the Superintendent, Doctor Stanley Jones, admitted there was a problem, and confirmed the head of food services for the entire school system, Suzanne Gilbertson, was suspended a couple of weeks ago, but declined to comment further citing personnel matters.

Gilbertson confirmed to CBS 6 that she has since been fired.

charred pizzas

She told CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit she plans to file a lawsuit.

Gilbertson said the superintendent put someone in charge of the high school’s cafeteria a few months ago who is not properly trained.

One top of that, Gilbertson said she has emails that show she reached out to the superintendent about the issue, but she was told she did not have any authority over the new manager.

Jones said Wednesday via text that he can’t comment on personnel matters.