SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An agency that provides centralized services to schools in the middle Willamette Valley has quietly settled a lawsuit brought by a whistleblower.
Complaints from the former business manager of the Willamette Education Service District set off investigations of mismanagement and resulted in the firing of the district's superintendent, Maureen Casey.
The Salem Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/O0nuRy) that the former manager, Kathy Campbell, will get $125,000 in the settlement — about a third going to her lawyer.
The paper says the settlement was June 1 but came to light only recently when the district provided documents. Its insurance company pressed for the settlement.
Campbell alleged Casey retaliated against her.
Casey is suing the district, alleging wrongful termination.
The agency serves 17 school districts in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com