School board sinks fangs
In a rare showing of administrative grit, the West Fargo School Board penalized an educator who wanted to be released from his contract.
Jason Markusen, a coordinator and teacher of the alternative education program at Cheney Middle School, was issued a 1.5 percent penalty for liquidated damages. West Fargo Public Schools Human Resources Director Robin Hill said the board could issue anywhere from 1 percent to 5 percent in damages, which translated to a range of $468 to $2,300.
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