Investigation into firing of Decatur High media clerk cost over $14,000

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 11, 2016
Susan Riley

Susan Riley

City Schools of Decatur will pay an outside investigator over $14,000 for his work investigating the controversial firing of a popular Decatur High media clerk, Susan Riley.

Superintendent David Dude has released a copy of the invoice from attorney Jonathan Poole.

According to the invoice, Poole interviewed 16 different employees about the case. At the conclusion of the investigation, Riley was reinstated. Poole accepted a lower hourly fee of $185. He originally planned to bill CSD $235 per hour.

“Some time ago I asked him if he would be willing to lower his rate to match [School Board Attorney Bob] Wilson’s rate and he agreed to do so,” Dude said.

Here is a copy of the invoice, provided by CSD:

SBL Invoice

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