February 14, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Updated February 14, 2019 - 9:27 pm
The Clark County School Board approved a $1.2 million settlement for three families from a lawsuit over a special education teacher accused of battering elementary school students in the 2014-15 school year.
The lawsuit claimed that the children were subject to a “litany of physical and verbal abuses” and that the district failed to inform the parents that teacher James Doran was later accused of battery in a criminal complaint.
The settlement includes $400,000 for each family — plus attorney’s fees that are not to exceed $500,000 and other costs at roughly $425,000, both of which will be determined by the court.