- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - Greenwich Public Schools spent about $300,000 in legal and personnel costs related to the suspension and appeal of a high school band director accused of bullying two students.

The Greenwich Time reports (https://bit.ly/1NQdfse ) documents obtained through a public records request show about half the money the district spent on the case of Greenwich High School band director John Yoon went legal fees.

Two attorneys represented Superintendent of Schools William McKersie during hearings for Yoon’s case.

McKersie says legal expenses are necessary to ensure schools are operating within regulations.

Yoon was suspended in April in response to complaints accusing him of bullying two students. McKersie moved to fire Yoon in June, but he appealed.

The Board of Education reinstated Yoon in December, ruling that he didn’t deserve to lose his job.

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Information from: Greenwich Time, https://www.greenwichtime.com

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