Former employee files suit against Washoe Co. School District

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A former school district employee is suing the Washoe County School District and Interim Superintendent Kristen McNeill.

Byron Green had been the District’s Chief of the Office of Student Services. In that role, Green says he was an advocate for students with disabilities.

In his lawsuit, Green argues that he entered into an agreement with the district to drop a complaint against the district that he filed with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Green’s lawsuit alleges, “the District breached its settlement agreement and release with Green when it fired Green in or about June of 2019.”

The lawsuit also alleges that Green was blamed for a series of information leaks within the District and that he was fired as a result. The lawsuit argues the firing was a violation of Green’s State Constitutional Rights because the alleged leaks were not properly investigated, depriving him of due process.

In all, the lawsuit alleges four areas where Green believes he was wronged by the District, with each count requesting at least $15,000 in damages.

Claim #1 – Breach of Contract
Claim #2 – Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Claim #3 – Violation of State Constitutional Rights
Claim #4 – Civil Conspiracy against Kristin McNeil and DOES 1-10 (DOES 1-10 are unknown employees of the District or members of the Board of Directors of the District)

KOLO 8 News Now contacted the Washoe County School District, which responded, “The Washoe county school district does not comment on ongoing matters in litigation.”

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