The student-teacher who was removed from a fourth-grade class for coming out to students but was reinstated after public outcry settled with the school:
The Beaverton School District has agreed to pay $75,000 to a gay student teacher who was removed from his job several months ago.
Lawyers for Seth Stambaugh and district officials jointly announced the resolution Friday.
Litigation was taken off the table as part of the agreement and the district "will provide leadership training concerning issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."[...]
District leaders say this has been a learning experience, but they are looking forward to the future.
"As an organization, we want to move forward and be better at being more inclusive and more open and more accepting of our differences," says Maureen Wheeler, Beaverton schools spokeswoman.
This was the same spokeperson who said, just a few months ago, that they removed him not because he was gay, but because their "concerns were about the professional judgment and age appropriateness." I guess they realized no one was going to buy that line, considering how straight teachers come out all the time without getting fired.