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A week after the Santa Barbara Libertarian Party levied a lawsuit against the Santa Barbara School District for possible Brown Act violations, the dispute was settled out of court Monday night. While the school board admitted no wrongdoing, it paid the Libertarian Party a lump sum of $5,000 and promised to tape-record all future closed-door meetings after the party made preliminary moves toward legal action. The problem arose late last month when boardmember Bob Noel publicly suggested the board may have improperly discussed budget cuts and related program terminations in closed-door sessions. Bad blood continues to boil among boardmembers, many of whom feel betrayed and wrongly accused by Noel. Also this week, the board identified a list of possible program cuts for next year, including junior high electives, school nurses, after-school sports, and several teaching positions at La Cumbre Junior High.

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