Kan. board members agree to $250 in fines





KANSAS -- The board of education at Piper Unified School District settled a civil complaint April 2 that alleged violations of the state's open-meetings law.

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\n The seven members of the school board voted to pay fines for going into closed session at a December meeting to discuss the definition of plagiarism in relation to a cheating scandal.

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\n Wyandotte County District Attorney Nick Tomasic said the board agreed to pay $250 per member and $1,238 as a whole in investigation and court costs for one of the five charges. In exchange, the other four charges were dropped.


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