Legal Bills in Greece Schools under then Superintendent Steve Achramovitch. Please keep in mind when reading these dollar amounts that Greece is a school district of approximately 13,000 students.
Whereas Hamburg has approximately 3,800 students. If you simply focus your attention on the amount spent at Harris Beach Law firm, you will add up approximately $800,000 in fees from November 2006- June 2010-4 school years. This is a giant chunk of taxpayer dollars.
Justapose Greece's expenditures at Harris Beach for approximately 4 school years, with Hamburg's expenditures at Harris Beach of $411,222 for approximately 2 school years, one can see Hamburg has become a "big spender" on legal fees at Harris Beach under the guidance of Superintendent Steve Achramovitch.
Maybe this is what Dr. Joan Calkins meant when she made the claim on December 14, 2010 at Steve's coronation as Hamburg Superintendent that she welcomes his extensive legal expertise.
Shortly after uttering these absurd words, Joan and the 2010-11 School Board of Education voted via a roll call vote to give an open check book to Harris Beach Law firm to pursue the "taper caper".