The Data on Legal Fees. [School District of Indian River County, FL.]

Did you know that on September 11, 2018 the Audit Committee for the School Board of the School District of Indian River County, FL unanimously recommended to the School Board “to put a policy in place to put out an RFP for general council legal services at least every three years…” Suzanne D’Agresta, Esq. of … Continue reading The Data on Legal Fees. [School District of Indian River County, FL.]

Invoices/Payment for $ 50,000 2018 Legal Investigation, School District of Indian River County, FL.

On March 15, 2019 we published an article reporting that as of March 11, 2019, the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) had received no Allen Norton Blue (ANB) invoices “. . . for which the School Board of Indian River County, Florida, retained you to provide legal services to and on behalf of Dr. … Continue reading Invoices/Payment for $ 50,000 2018 Legal Investigation, School District of Indian River County, FL.

Did Vero Beach, FL Mayor Val Zudans Heed The CITY MAYORS Code of Ethics With His Facebook Post?

This matter came to our attention when we received this email from a reader: "Mayor Val Zudans is using his political position on his Mayor Facebook page to try to shame and intimidate elected school board members that are not in Rendell/Justice's camp. This is divisive and destructive and a mayor should not weaponize his official home … Continue reading Did Vero Beach, FL Mayor Val Zudans Heed The CITY MAYORS Code of Ethics With His Facebook Post?

Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell Retains Legal/Mediation Counsel. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

In a March 20, 2019 letter to Laura Zork, Chairman, Indian River School Board, Attorney H. B. Stivers of the firm Levine & Stivers, LLC wrote that his firm "has been retained to represent Dr. Mark Rendell...to advise and and assist Dr. Rendell concerning the terms and conditions of his employment with the District." At … Continue reading Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell Retains Legal/Mediation Counsel. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

A July 31, 2018 letter hand delivered to Carter Morrison, then School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL Assistant Superintendent of Finance/CFO, from SDIRC Superintendent Mark J. Rendell, Ed.D. advised him that he was “relieved of your [his] duties.” The letter from Dr. Rendell said SDIRC would be conducting “an investigation involving allegations of wrongdoing.” The … Continue reading No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

Claudia Wahl: What is the Policy Regarding Preparation of the Indian River County, FL School Board Agenda?

From: Claudia Wahl Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:01 PM To: Laura.Zorc@indianriverschools.org; Tiffany.Justice@indianriverschools.org; Schiff, Mara; Barenborg, Teri; jacqueline.rosario@indianriverschools.org Subject: School Board Policy Dear Chair Laura Zorc, I am asking for confirmation if the following is policy regarding the preparation of the Agenda. 1)      Is it the responsibility of the superintendent AND the School Board chair … Continue reading Claudia Wahl: What is the Policy Regarding Preparation of the Indian River County, FL School Board Agenda?

Well Informed Comments on the School Board Audit Committee’s Recommendation for an RFP and How the Superintendent’s Legal Bills are “Out of Control”. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

These are a reader's quick and well informed comments on our recent article on how on September 11, 2017 the School Board Audit Committee recommended that the School Board put a policy in place to put out an RFP for general counsel legal services. https://verocommunique.com/2019/01/05/the-school-board-audit-committee-recommended-they-put-out-an-rfp-for-general-council-legal-services-school-district-of-indian-river-county-fl/ The reader is anonymous.  We adhere to the Society of Professional … Continue reading Well Informed Comments on the School Board Audit Committee’s Recommendation for an RFP and How the Superintendent’s Legal Bills are “Out of Control”. [School District of Indian River County, FL]