School board member will not receive reimbursement for legal fees 05 Oct 11

The Farmington school board decided last week it will not reimburse one of its own members for legal costs he incurred when the board investigated him last winter.

Tim Burke was censured by the board in December after several alleged offenses that included disclosing private personnel data and information from closed board meetings, as well as attempting to undermine several administrators.

County and city attorneys declined to file criminal charges against Burke for the alleged incidents.

Burke, who hired an attorney during the investigation, asked for just over $5,000 from the district. The board refused in a 4-1 vote last week.

Farmington district officials say they spent more than $25,000 on the investigation and related costs.