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MV Whisman school district spends big on legal fees

Original post made on Jun 1, 2019

The Mountain View Whisman School District cut big checks to law firms this year, spending over $360,000 so far on matters including charter schools, real estate and labor negotiations.

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Posted by MVWSD can do better
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2019 at 9:20 pm

"District officials declined to say how much was spent on each item, citing attorney-client privilege as a reason to keep line-item billing confidential. District spokeswoman Shelly Hausman acknowledged that legal bills have grown." Legal discussions are confidential, how much tax dollars is spend on legal fees is not. A taxpayer funded public information officer is paid to get more information to the public, not less. If the district wanted to -not- provide information and to seed mistrust, then MV does -not- need to hire a spokesperson to do that.

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