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Letter: Clearing up 'misleading' item in school board summary

updated: 11/17/2017 9:37 AM

Dear Editor,
In the Nov. 1 edition of the Herald Tribune, the newspaper printed a summary it received from the Chester school district of the financial affairs of the district for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

I wanted to clear up a misleading item in the school district's summary. My office is listed as receiving $173,401 from the school district; however, the summary from the school district did not note that that money went to my office's real estate escrow account as a result of the school district's purchase of real estate from one of our clients.

Those sales proceeds were then passed along to our client. The only money the school district paid to my office for legal fees in the June 30, 2017, fiscal year was $150 for the school district's closing fee for this real estate transaction.

Chris Koeneman
Koeneman & Koeneman
Attorneys at Law