The payment of that bill raises the total R-8 taxpayers have paid the powerful Kansas City firm to $612,061.88.
And that amount does not include the $50,000 the district paid former Superintendent C. J. Huff to act as a consultant, a fee which was exclusively designed to keep him available to help with the lawsuits he had a hand in creating.
In one way, the P1 lawsuit differs from others that were filed during the Huff Administration. This time it was the district that filed the lawsuit ... after it became aware that P1, a Lexexa, Kansas, electrical contracting firm, was preparing to file a lawsuit asking for more than $6 million it says the district owes it for extra costs associated with Huff's unsuccessful race to get Joplin High School open on time in August 2014.
Polsinelli will not be the only law firm receiving money from the R-8 District this month. The bills also include $141 to the Guin Mundorf law firm of Kansas City and $25,136.60 to Ellis, Ellis, Hammer, and Johnson.
Other interesting items in this month's bills:
-$28,619.50 to the P1 Group, for what is appears to be a final payment for its work (unless, of course, the lawsuit does not turn out the way the district wants)
-$252.94 to Schlotzsky's Deli
-$72.62 to Communications Director Kelli Price for mileage reimbursement for attendance at a Missouri School Public Relations Association meeting
-$291.92 to Sprint for bus wi-fi
-$499,040.80 to Apple Inc. for MacBook Airs