Cameron Hartman 11/03/09 Seat # 59 ARROWHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 75, PARK COUNTY, MONTANA, v. JAMES A. KLYAP, JR. Facts: In 1997, Arrowhead School District No. 75 (School) hired James Klyap (Klyap) as a teacher for the following school year. Klyap taught three subjects to three different grades, and he also initiated a sports program for the school. On June 30, 1998, the School and Klyap agreed to a contract in regards to the following school year. The contract provided terms regarding his salary and included a liquidated damages clause. This clause expressed the amount of liquidated damages that would ensue under a breach of contract (20 percent if breached after July 20, 1998). After signing the previously stated contract, Klyap signed a notice indicating familiarization with the teacher handbook, which noted the liquidated damages clause. On August 12, which was shortly before classes started, Klyap resigned from the
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