Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Taxpayers to foot bill for C. J. Huff lawsuit travel, Paul Barr Kiwanis membership
The list includes travel and lodging for former Superintendent C. J. Huff in connection with one of the lawsuits he brought upon the school district, mileage for Mike Johnson, director of the buildings program, to give a deposition in the P1 lawsuit, more than $6,000 to a local advertising firm handling Franklin Tech promotion, and $150 to pay CFO Paul Barr's annual membership due to the Kiwanis.
Just a few of the bills the board will take up Tuesday:
-$105 to Big R's Barbecue for coconut cream pie, German chocolate pie, strawberry swirl cream pie, turtle cream pie, and pecan cream pie. No event is mentioned on this listing, which falls under "supplies."
-$948.10 to Cheezie's, with most of it going toward pizza for MAP testing celebrations.
-$220 to DFE Pizza for the same purpose
-$258.50 to the Guin Mundorf law firm. A partner in that firm, Shellie Guin, is under fire for dating the superintendent of the Lee's Summit School District, the same superintendent for whom her firm managed to secure a contract approaching $400,000 annually, making him the highest paid superintendent in the state of Missouri.
-$930 to Orient Express, listed under "supplies" with a mention of "miscellaneous dinners."
-$77,771.36 to Polsinelli, PC, the law firm that is handling the P1 lawsuit.
-$218.54 to C. J. Huff for "travel/lodging legal case development."
-$800 to Melissa Winston for prizes for the Bright Futures Golf Tournament
-$6,167.72 to Storm Stanley, an advertising agency, for "adult program advertising." The district has paid approximately $75,000 to the agency over the past 12 months for this service.
-$346.80 to Mike Johnson for "deposition mileage."
$155 for "Kiwanis membership dues" for Paul Barr