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Fired Salem-Keizer Teacher Wants $12K Back

AP | April 3, 2013 7:44 a.m. | Updated: April 3, 2013 8:50 a.m.

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A Salem-Keizer special education teacher who was fired by the Willamette Education Service District says school officials failed to return many of the items she bought for students with her own money.

At a meeting Tuesday school board members upheld the decision to fire Natalie Liggett for poor performance reviews.

The Statesman Journal reports Liggett complained the district failed to provide supplies and she spent $12,000 of her own money on books, toys, dolls, art supplies and snacks.

Liggett was allowed to pick up some property last month but she says much is missing. The district says the items she purchased were her personal choice without prior approval. Liggets says she was told there was no money for her requests.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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