Originally published on Advocate.com February 23 2008 1:00 AM ET
Independent School District has been ordered by a judge to
repay the federal government $336,000 for misusing grant
money that was supposed to be geared toward HIV
education programs. The grant from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, to be paid over three years,
was to provide two full-time employees for the program,
according to The
Dallas Morning News.
Becky Beck, a
teacher who was hired through the funding, testified that
she was assigned unrelated work including CPR training,
health seminars, and curriculum writing, her attorney
told the newspaper. As a whistle-blower, Beck will
receive $47,400 from the federal government.
for the district said that administrators admitted no
wrongdoing in the case and decided to settle the case to
"avoid delay, uncertainty, inconvenience, and expense
of protracted litigation."
The lawsuit has
been under seal since it was filed in October 2006. (The