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School Board Member Ousted Over Special Education Lawsuit

Those of you who have followed the blog for a while know that I've been mesmerized with the goings-on in a tiny Michigan town where a school board member was suing his own district over his son's individualized education program.

The case at the one-school, 150-student Northport district, dragged on for months and could cost the district $250,000 if it loses.

Now, the board member, Alan Woods, has been recalled, by a decisive 2-to-1 margin. Here's an article where both the recall initiator and Woods make their respective arguments. His argument that he is trying to be a watchdog over the district clearly did not resonate.

Woods said that the fact he's not in office any more won't stop his fight. A ruling on the case is expected in September.

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