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Washington State School District Offers $34M in Toxic Exposure Case

SEATTLE (AP) — The Monroe, Washington, School District offered a $34 million settlement to students and parents exposed to toxic chemicals on a public school campus. The Seattle Times reports the district proposed the settlement in November under court seal, …

School District Faces Two $100M Suits After Oxford Shootings

Two lawsuits seeking $100 million each have been filed against a Michigan school district, its superintendent and others after four students were fatally shot and others wounded at Oxford High School, a lawyer announced Thursday. The lawsuits were filed in …

Lawsuit Seeks $1M After Michigan Teacher Cuts Girl’s Hair

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher’s assistant. The …

Parents Say Child Injured at S. Idaho School, File Lawsuit

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The parents of a former south-central Idaho middle school student have filed a lawsuit against the school district contending a teacher instructed other children to wrap their child tightly in a sheet and push her …

School District Fires Marine Vet Over Medical Marijuana Use

OCALA, Fla. — A Florida high school dean has been fired after he tested positive for marijuana, even though it had been prescribed for him by a doctor to treat post-traumatic stress disorder he incurred in the Marines. The Marion …

District Settles For $475K After Teacher Punched Boy, 9

ESPANOLA, N.M. — A New Mexico school district has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a boy who was punched by a music teacher. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a copy of …

Hackers Get $150K From Wisconsin School District

A school district in western Wisconsin says hackers have stolen nearly $150,000 after breaking into its payroll system. A La Crosse Tribune report says the hackers targeted the Stanley-Boyd School District in Chippewa County. Superintendent Jim Jones says the hackers …

Mississippi Schools’ Legal Tab Rises With Enrollment

DeSoto County schools are seeing an expensive side effect of rapid enrollment growth in recent years. The Commercial Appeal reports the district spent $1.26 million for lawyers’ work between 2009 and 2011. DeSoto County has the largest school district in …

Mississippi School District Part of School Bus Safety Project

Hattiesburg Public School District is among a handful of school districts nationwide testing a guard designed to push any student who falls in front of the passenger-side rear wheels out of the bus’s path. District transportation director Audrae Barnes told …

Bus Vandalism Closes Indiana School District

Authorities say thieves stole the batteries from more than two dozen buses belonging to a suburban Indianapolis school district, leading it to cancel classes for the day. The damage to the Warren Township district buses was discovered about 5:30 a.m. …