I’m shocked that superintendent Jeff Moss, who always says he does everything singularly focused on the education of the Beaufort County School District’s children, would now think that the attorney fees associated with his highly unethical behavior should be paid by the school district.
Moss chose to plead guilty to two charges and thereby avoid a State Ethics Commission hearing on all three of its charges. Any funds coming out of the school district budget to pay for his attorney fees must necessarily come from those that would/could be far better used to fully support student educational needs.
No one would believe that his attorney fees for unethical behavior are a higher priority than student needs. And with the salary he’s paid, there should be no question that he should be able to afford these attorney fees.
The cost of any time spent by the school district’s attorney along the way should also be reimbursed by Moss to the school district.
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Since the school board has apparently let him off the hook for his highly unethical behavior, Moss and the board shouldn’t make the students sacrifice by having their educational funds reduced and used to pay for Moss’ errors in judgment.
Michael F. Vezeau
Sun City Hilton Head