Nov. 24 Education Briefs

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and STAR STAFF

Mid-Rivers Communications contributes to local schools

Mid-Rivers Communciations will distribute $7,700 collected in its Cash for Computers program to 24 schools in the region.

According to a Mid-Rivers news release, the company contributed $10 for every new internet or qualifying bundle signup to the school of the customer’s choice in August and September. The money is to be used for technology upgrades.

School districts on the list include Kinsey and Miles City.

”Technology is critical to education, and many of our schools have experienced budget cuts that make it hard to keep their equipment updated,” Mid-Rivers’ General Manager/CEO Michael Candelaria said.  “We believe in the value of broadband as an education solution and Mid-Rivers is glad to be able to help.”

 

Student’s mother accepts $30,000 settlement from district

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene woman has accepted a $30,000 settlement from a school district and a nonprofit organization that she sued after her blind son who has autism was injured during an outburst at school.

The Register-Guard reports Bethel School District officials this week released a copy of a settlement agreement that it and nonprofit Bridgeway House reached with Jennifer Canaday.

Canaday sought up to $610,000 in a lawsuit she filed last year in Lane County Circuit Court on behalf of her now-adult son, Zane Davis.

The suit alleged that during an incident at Willamette High School in 2014, Bridgeway House employees provoked Davis and then failed to stop him from injuring himself during an outburst.

Bridgeway House contracts with school districts. Executive director Patricia Wigney didn’t return a telephone message.

A Bethel School District spokesman said the district “determined it was in its best financial interest to settle.

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