A recent article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution compared the legal expenses of metro Atlanta’s six largest public school systems and found Cobb to be among the lowest.
School legal costs from July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010
DeKalb: $5.79 million
Atlanta: $2.7 million *
Gwinnett: $1.89 million**
Fulton: $1.86 million
Cobb: $1.74 million
* About $1.5 million to in-house lawyers; the balance to outside firms.
** Does not include five other attorneys contracted.