BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A member of the school board has filed a lawsuit against the Baker School District, claiming his civil rights were violated when fellow board members voted to censure him.
The Baker City Herald reports (http://is.gd/oInBTM ) that Kyle Knight seeks $500,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages.
Knight, who just turned 21, has clashed with older board members and Superintendent Walt Wegener since taking office last year.
The lawsuit says Knight has been treated differently than other school board members based on his political viewpoint, his religion and his opinions on policy.
Supporters of an effort to recall two board members have criticized the vote to censure Knight and restrict his access to district information.
The superintendent says the school district gave the lawsuit to its insurance company.
Information from: Baker City Herald, http://www.bakercityherald.com/