Saturday, September 05, 2009

See How Much GCSD Spends On Lawyers!!


Go to the BoardDocs page and click on "September 4, 2009 Information Items" under the "Board News" heading on the right side of the page. Over a dozen legal services bills are posted as are recent FOIL requests, BOE evaluation docs, etc.

The FOIL Requests page clearly indicates that our Supt. did NOT receive any pay raise this year. I sure hope this isn't the kind of "transparency" our new Circus Posse Prez. has planned for us instead of an actual discussion of the Supt's performance as is required (but was never done) in June!


SCATS ~~ Let's see how long before all these documents vanish from the GCSD website ;)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

lots of money here

Anonymous said...

I looked at it too. Close to $50,000
and there is more

Anonymous said...

How many law firms do they retain. The law firm for the district is Harris, Beach. They hired another law firm to look into Walts health care and now this law firm mentioned Bond, Schoenick & King. Why can't Harris, Beach take care of their legal needs? It seems this is a much more expensive way to do things as one law firm handling everything would be up to date on their myriad of legal problems.

I noticed that, once again, they are running FOIL requests past attorneys. This is a big waste and past boards stopped this practice and I guess it has now been reinstate?

Anonymous said...

I think they have more legal problems than one law firm can handle.

Anonymous said...

Greece Central School District places law firms on a retainer for two reasons:

1. It makes it difficult for people to sue them because they can't find a local firm with any level of experience that isn't "on retainer".

2. It provides a way for administration to know who is about to sue them because once someone approaches a "retained" law firm, that firm is obligated to tell the district.

Truth.

Anonymous said...

True
Many local law firms won't take citizen complaints because they are afraid of losing the business of local municipalities and school districts.

SCATS said...

To 3:20PM ~~ I know what you say is true. In fact, it happened to me once. I was told that even though they didn't have the district as a client at that time, they couldn't represent me because of past litigation work they did. Then I was referred to someone way over on the East Side of town.

Anonymous said...

With all this legal advice, you'd think they'd finally do something right!

Anonymous said...

It appears that the powers that be made these documents disappear! ;)

SCATS said...

To 11:04PM ~~ Thank you for letting me know! Fortunately, I saved copies of everything :)