- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

FREMONT, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan school district has settled a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired after he claimed students cheated on standardized tests.

WOOD-TV (https://bit.ly/1JNi8p4 ) reported Wednesday that Scott Herlein’s lawsuit against Fremont Public Schools has been settled for roughly $61,200. Herlein claimed the district violated his rights as a whistleblower after he filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Education and contacted news outlets last year.

Herlein said last year that high school students were using calculators during standardized tests that had “cheat sheets” loaded onto them originally meant for use in practice sessions. The Department of Education said in October that it appeared the district “misunderstood” the intent of policies on prohibited behavior.

Herlein was fired after making the allegation. The district does not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

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Information from: WOOD-TV, https://www.woodtv.com


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