LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board agreed to release documents today for two former employees relating to their termination.
Charles Herdegen, director of support services, and Maxine Strege, director of teaching and curriculum, obtained an appellate court order seeking review of their termination.
Board chair Camille Warzecha said the board agreed to release the documents, but did not agree with the proposed statement of the record proposed by Herdegen's attorney.
In Herdegen's statement as part of the Court of Appeals proceedings, Herdegen contends he was never given any type of due process hearing before his termination and that the district ignored the provisions of the Teacher Tenure Act and unilaterally terminated the director of support services. He is seeking $46,388 in current damages and undetermined future damages.
Civil Service meeting
The Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at the Brainerd City Hall to begin the process for hiring a chief of police.
Youths promote safe summer
MADD's Youth In Action team in the Brainerd lakes area is hosting a special event at Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway 2 p.m. Thursday to promote a safe summer.
In conjunction with CBIR and the American Motorcyclists Association Superbike Classic, Youth In Action will be educating guests on the dangers of drinking and riding, as well as the laws regarding underage drinking.
Speakers from the Brainerd area, along with representatives from AMA and an internationally known racer, will share personal stories, facts and safety measures. Youth In Action team members will also be handing out flyers and be available to talk with attendees.
Youth In Action is a group of teens committed to saving their peers by eliminating access to alcohol and stopping underage drinking. The event also is being held to provide information on the consequences that may occur to those caught providing alcohol to an underage individual.
Youth In Action's fliers will include information about "Kevin's Law." This law, passed in November 1999, makes it a felony for adults to provide alcohol to any underage person. Another law, "Civil Cause of Action," passed April 2000, holds the adult provider liable for damages accrued by an underage individual as a result of intoxication.
Brain injujry expert to speak
A brain injury expert will be the keynote speaker at an Oct. 9 conference in Breezy Point.
Dr. Randall Otto, a neuropsychologist and consultant specializing in traumatic brain injury and behavior therapy, will address a conference sponsored by the Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Hospital at the Breezy Point Resort Convention Center.
Otto will lead discussions on how behavioral treatment can help manage the behavior disturbances and dysfunctions in persons with brain injuries. He will also share research and studies on early recovery and outcomes after brain injury.
Conference participants will also experience a presentation by Bev Bryant, a survivor of a traumatic brain injury and support counselor. She will discuss the challenge of returning to work after brain injury and the importance of good support, educational resources, compensatory strategies and special accommodations.
For more information on the conference, call 828-6123.
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