Mar 20, 2014 9:42 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The Lafayette Parish School Board has officially named a private law firm as its interim legal counsel.
The Advertiser reports the board voted 6-3 Wednesday to award the temporary contract to Hammonds, Sills, Adkins and Guice.
The board previously voted to discontinue using the district attorney's office.
Superintendent Pat Cooper said several times at the meeting that he will sign the contract for the firm, despite his concerns that the board has possibly violated state law and its own policies during the entire process.
The board did not take any action on formally addressing Cooper's concerns. However, the superintendent said he felt he had made his issues known and that they had been entered into the public record.