BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — A controversial figure in Buffalo Public Schools no longer works for the district.
According to records obtained by 7 News, long time McKinley Principal Crystal Barton has retired.
She had been on paid leave since 2017, after a student filed a lawsuit claiming Barton ignored a student's request to form an LGBTQ group at the school.
The suit was eventually dropped and Barton filed a discrimination complaint against the district.
Barton and the district reached a settlement on the matter back in April, in which she received $200,000, on top of the $600,000 she collected while she was on leave.
Barton's retirement went into effect April 22.
A spokesperson for the district says her retirement did not impact that settlement.