Oregon School Board Member Claims Civil Rights Violated When School Board Censured Him

The local superintendent recommended it to boot, but the man is suing for more than half a million in damages anyway. For the children?


Kyle Knight has filed a lawsuit against the Baker School District claiming his civil rights were violated when three of his fellow School Board members voted to censure him on the recommendation of Superintendent Walt Wegener.

Knight, who has clashed with Wegener and some board members several times since taking office in July 2011, seeks $500,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages along with attorney fees and costs in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court at Pendleton.