Do legal hires pose conflict of interest for Philly School District?

    Since 2006, the School District of Philadelphia has paid more than $40,000 for legal work to firms that employed members of the School Reform Commission at the time.  The district also paid millions to firms that employed board members of the Children First Fund, a nonprofit created to raise money for the district. 

    Is this a conflict of interest?

    On this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, reporter Holly Otterbein follows the money.

     

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