Channel 4 Senior News Reporter Rich Newberg gave a glimpse into the costs associated with the Hamburg School Boards attempt to remove Catherine Forcucci. (see: Richard Jetter's contract: NO BUY OUT CLAUSE)
WIVB reported that the cost per hour for 2 Hodgson Russ Attorneys is $458.00, Forcucci's two lawyers fetch $500.00, and Hearing Officer David Hoover clocks in at $250.00. So every hour that goes by in the Forcucci hearings is approximately $1208.00 in the pockets of the attorneys. The transcriptionist according to Channel 4 is on average about $5.00 per page. So far the hearings have been about 30 hours, not including preparation time for the attorneys (which some estimate to be about another 30 hours). There are 3 hearing dates already scheduled for August 4, 7, and 9. Why visit the Erie County Fair, when you can go to the Hamburg School Board circus and carnival for free?
An adamant Hamburg School Board President David Yoveine is hellbent on continuing the hearings. But guess what Hamburg taxpayers, this doesn't cost David a penny from his own pocket. As the days go by more and more people are fed-up with this mess.
Mrs. Forcucci's attorney indicated that the costs for these hearings could top $200,000. And that is just for the hearings. Now add on to the hearing costs, the costs of keeping Jetter on paid leave at a minimum of $164,000 and the cost of an interim Superintendent at another $164,000 and the taxpayers are footing the bill in excess of $325, 000 just in salary an
It seems to Concerned Hamburger that it is NOT Mrs. Forcucci who should be tossed off the Board of Education but rather David Yoviene. It is hoped that the Erie County DA's Office questions Mr. Yoviene about what he knew and when he knew it.
NEW- THE FLEECING OF THE TAXPAYER- HODGSON RUSS LEGAL BILL
*****NEW****Click on link below to be directed to the Hodgson Russ Legal Bills Jan- May 2016- THE FLEECING OF THE TAXPAYER.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03Rg-d-K8EZYVRLTUxxVmpUNzA/view?usp=sharing