It's expensive to flout the law!
An Oregon school district took a case against it brought by a whistleblower teacher, who sued claiming her discharge was the result of her complaints about poor services for special education students, and lost. The $1 million jury award and $404,150 in legal fees will be paid out of its general fund. Ouch! For more info, click here.
Oh, one last thing: I love the teacher's name -- Pamela Settlegood. If only the district had opted to take that route.