Monday, May 11, 2009

Recent Legal Costs Exceed $72,000


District Posts PDF Files Of Bills

Special Ed Cases Keep Lawyers Busy

Employee Cases Include :
John Jakobovic Litigation
3020A proceedings Re: Jeffrey Hoffman
Article 78 Proceeding Involving Douglas Vandine

Hockey Coach Debacle (it cost us a bundle!)

Other Claims Border On The Bizarre:
Billed At $160/hr:
3.20hrs ~~ Research regarding failure of district to follow own policies.
2.40hrs ~~ Research regarding district obligation to follow its own rules.

SCATS ~~ Did we really need to spend $960 to determine whether GCSD broke its policies and if we're obligated to follow them? Didn't BOE members each take an oath saying they would uphold the policies, Constitution and laws? What about those ethics policies they signed?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This just shows how they piddle away our hard earned tax money!! Why bother making the damn policy if you aren't going to follow it?

Anonymous said...

I bet you a buck it was their "public comment" policy when they were trying to shut up Doug Skeet

Anonymous said...

I'd bet you two bucks it was related to the hockey coaches who broke policy.

Anonymous said...

Here is the document that was referenced: JAKOBOVIC, JOHN – LITIGATION Document

SCATS said...

To 5:21PM ~~ That is but ONE OF SEVERAL documents referenced. Are you trying to single him out for some reason? Obviously, YOU have some sort of ax to grind with him. Since last evening, ALL OF THE LEGAL PAPERS that were on BoardDocs have since been removed. It's a very good thing I copied all of them :)

SCATS said...

Regarding 5:21PM's posting ~~ There was a misunderstanding between us which was discovered and addressed via email. 5:21PM has no "ax to grind." Mea culpa! :)

Anonymous said...

Good job Scats! Looks like you found something that wasn't meant for public consumption. Can they be any more inept?

Anonymous said...

Greece Administration did the same thing with other potential litigants from the past (publishing HR proceedings on the BoardDocs website). Let's hope that they don't all band together and file a massive defamation lawsuit. It could cost a lot of money.