Thursday, February 23, 2006


Dover: Bake Sale

After the Dover School Board voted Tuesday to pay $1 million to settle the suit over the district's intelligent design policy, Beth Eveland, one of the parents who sued the district, said she was dismayed that the taxpayers and children were left with the bill and believed the old board members should be held accountable, according to Lauri Lebo and Michelle Starr of the York Daily News. The smallest amount of accountability is an apology, she said.

Heather Geesey, the only remaining member from the previous board, said "I don't think I have anything to apologize for."

Former board member Ronald Short also isn't planning to apologize.

"I don't have anything to apologize for," Short said. "I believe in what the board did before."

Reportedly, some former board members -- the ones who adopted the intelligent design policy -- are suggesting a bake sale to raise funds to pay the judgement.

Note: Dover plaintiffs will each receive a check for $1 as their share of the settlement. The rest of the $1 million judgement will go toward paying the estimated $2.5 million in legal expenses incurred by the plaintiffs.


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