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Troubled Middleton-Cross Plains teacher to get about $200k in back pay

MIDDLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A middle school science teacher who's in the process of being reinstated will get about $200,000 in back pay.  

That's according to the Middleton-Cross Plains School Board, which says it will bring back Andrew Harris to either his old job or a similar one.  

Last week, the State Supreme Court refused to consider overturning an arbitrator's ruling which ordered that Harris be reinstated, after he was let go in 2010 for handling explicit e-mails at school.

The School Board has not confirmed the job Harris will be offered -- and it's not known where he'd take it.  

After a closed meeting Monday night, the Board said it was to meet with teachers' union officials Tuesday on the matter.

WISC-TV says the Middleton-Cross Plains district will end up spending close to a million dollars in legal fees and back pay.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)