Hamburg Central School District has been through a lot in the last few years, with the removal of a board member and the superintendent resigning after admitting he filed a false police report.
Those things have been expensive for the district, which has paid its legal firm, Hodgson Russ, more than $400,000 over a 13-month period.
The Buffalo News received the latest batch of legal bills, from August through January, after filing a Freedom of Information Law request. The district provided the bills, with the exception of November. A district official said November was included in with another month, but it was not in the batch provided. When we get it, we will post that one, too.
You’ll notice a fair amount of black marker through names and phrases, as the district is allowed to redact certain information that would be considered attorney-client privilege, pertaining to a specific student or that might be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Information describing the general nature of legal services performed is to be disclosed.
Be sure to read my story about how far the district has come.