Iowa school district settles lawsuit by another district

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PRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The Easton Valley school district has settled a legal dispute with a neighboring district in eastern Iowa.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) that Easton Valley must pay $450,000 to Northeast Community School District to settle the two-year legal battle.

Easton Valley was created by the merger of the Preston and East Central districts. East Central had a grade-sharing contract with the Northeast district, but the new Easton Valley board refused to abide by it, saying the contract was void because the East Central district no longer existed.

The Northeast district sued. When the case reached the Iowa Supreme Court, the justices ruled that the contact was binding. Northeast then sought damages for the breach of contract, and the two districts participated in court-mandated mediation.


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