Grand Prairie Board Hires Attorney to Examine Renovation Expenditures at Superintendent's Home

The Grand Prairie school board has hired an attorney to look into practices involved in the purchase and renovations on a school district-owned home where Superintendent Susan Simpson Hull lives. Board President Steve Pryor announced the hiring of the attorney — who is from outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was not named — at the board's regular meeting Thursday. The attorney was hired "to be an impartial investigator to determine if any board policies, district procedures or competitive bidding guidelines were not followed," Pryor said at the meeting. The hiring stems from a community outcry over money spent on the home, which totaled $694,500 and includes $300,500 for the home plus $394,000 for the 4.3 acres of land around it. The district claims the acreage will be used to facilitate the expansion of nearby Garner Fine Arts Academy.   Continue reading...

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