The school board approved a 2-year contract for Martin with an annual salary of $62,000.
Fairfield Schools are still facing litigation in the wake of the suicide death of middle-school student Emilie Olsen, whose parents claimed school officials were unresponsive in fulfilling their responsibilities in addressing bullying by classmates, leading to her taking her own life by shooting herself in their home in 2014.
In April 2016, Fairfield school officials filed a rebuttal to the lawsuit.
In a separate filing, school officials asked the judge in a U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to rule on 10 counts made in the Olsen’s lawsuit without allowing them to introduce evidence.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett released a calendar for the case and a jury trial is tentatively set in February 2018.
Fairfield school officials have refused to comment publicly on the Olsen case citing pending litigation and declined Thursday to comment if the creation of the new anti-bullying district job was connected in any way to the Olsen lawsuit.