Larrie Reynolds, president of Newton Learning, the summer school division of Edison Schools, will be one of two expert witnesses called by the defense when the Diamond R-4 School District's lawsuit against the company begins April 24, 2006. The other one will be Otto Shroyer, who drew an acknowledgment from R-4 Board members at a board meeting that the company had actually made considerable money for the school district when it ran the summer school program in 2002.
"Mr. Shroyer and Dr. Reynolds may specifically explain the state of Missouri's funding formula to assist the court in concluding that plaintiff has not paid all funds due and owing to Edison Schools under the parties' contract," said the disclosure notice filed today in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Shroyer and Reynolds will face off against the big gun expert witness designated May 31 by the district, Superintendent Mark Mayo.
The lawsuit was brought by district officials, who claim they do not owe as much to Edison as Edison claims.
R-4 School District taxpayers, of course, are footing the bill for this legal exercise.