This is the latest sickening, disheartening news uncovered by the AJC.
DeKalb schools overspent on lawyers
DeKalb County schools spent six times what they had budgeted for legal expenses last year and have stalled on looking for a new attorney.
Records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show the troubled school system paid lawyers $5,792,239 from July 1, 2009 t0 June 30, 2010. That includes money for 16 firms, although the district’s budget only calls for two firms.
The legal bills -- which were more than the those of Cobb, Fulton and Clayton schools combined -- come at a time when DeKalb is cutting tens of millions out of its budget and laying off hundreds of school employees.
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