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Latest tab for Dunaire bullying investigation: $389,161

 

thelma mooreDeKalb County schools have paid attorney Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore $389,161 to investigate bullying at Dunaire Elementary School.

The school system has consistently declined to release copies of Moore’s invoices. But the latest summary of payments, released today, shows the school district paid Moore:

May 12, 2009 — $ 3,423
June 5, 2009 — $166,955
July 13, 2009 — $128,628
Aug. 18, 2009 — $ 90,155

Total — $389,161

Moore, a retired Fulton County Superior Court judge, is under contract through Oct. 30 to investigate incidents of alleged bullying at Dunaire since 2006. Last week, the schools released Moore’s written report in which she found no evidence that school officials ignored bullying allegations that might have played a role in the April 16 suicide of Jaheem Herrera, a Dunaire fifth-grader.

Moore bills DeKalb $325 an hour for her services. So the latest bill reflects 1,197 hours of work. A school spokesman has said other attorneys are helping Moore but has declined to identify them.

 

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