Truth is stranger than fiction.
The turmoil followed the board's 5-3 vote approving a new three-year contract raising Vermilion schools superintendent Jerome Puyau's salary by roughly $US38,000, to about $US177,000 annually, with incentive targets that could add 3 per cent a year.
Video of the meeting shows Ms Hargrave addressed the superintendent directly after raising her hand and being invited to speak. She was then asked to leave.
Deyshia Hargrave was escorted out of the school by deputy city marshal Reggie Hilts after she contested a planned salary increase for the Louisiana school board member despite teachers not being given one in a decade.