A report in Springfield says the Republic School District in another lawsuit involving a special needs student. The district is being sued by a family that contents the district wrongly kicked their daughter out of school after she complained she’d been raped and took no action until she had returned to school and had been raped again.
The Springfield News Leader reports the district has paid more than $27,000 to another family to offset the legal bills they ran up in their lawsuit after their son was kicked out of school several times. The school district argued the boy had a conduct disorder. The family argued he was bipolar and hyperactive but the district did not give him any help in curbing the behavior. An appeals court has ruled the boy is disabled. The newspaper reports the school district spent more than $62,000 defending itself.