Former charter school principal sues
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) -- The former principal of a southwestern Idaho charter school is suing the school and its board chairman for wrongful dismissal because she says she was fired after reporting that the school was violating attendance lottery rules.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports former Legacy Charter School principal Monika Gangwer filed the lawsuit earlier this month in Canyon County's 3rd District Court.
Gangwer contends that Rebecca Stallcop, the creator of the Harbor School Method used by the charter school, told her to jump a student ahead on a post-lottery waiting list, so she complained to Legacy Charter Board Chairman Bart McKnight.
She names Stallcop, McKnight and the school in the lawsuit and is asking for past, present and future wages and other damages.