Regis school system(Eau Claire) faces discrimination lawsuit

Tim Nelson, who says Regis Catholic Schools pulled an offer to make him its next president because of speculation he is gay, has filed a discrimination suit against the Eau Claire school system.

Nelson, 48, filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Rights Division of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Regis announced on April 4 Nelson would lead the system but on May 2 said it instead has hired 1973 Regis graduate Mark Gobler, principal and athletic director at Luck High School and Middle School, as president.

"I guess at this point it's some type of compensation," Nelson said is what he's looking for.

Regis said the reversal was based on a "lack of candor about his affiliations with religious communities during the interview process."

"That is an outright lie," Nelson said in a phone call from New Mexico where he has worked as supervising principal of a group of American Indian community schools for the past eight years. "Throughout the whole interview process they never asked me anything about my religious life."

Two weeks after Nelson was named Regis' new president, he said Regis school officials called to question him about an obituary for his father, in which another man's name was listed next this his, seemingly indicating they were a couple.
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This is a little dated but I haven't had a chance to follow up.



  1. It should state: Regis school system (Eau Claire)... the Catholic school system in Chippewa Falls is McDonell.

    1. Whoops! I get the two mixed up all the time. Thanks!


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