Attorney Kieran Shanahan will help the Wake County school board with redistricting election boundaries.
On a 5-3 vote tonight, the board vote to allow the Shanahan Law Group to receive up to $10,000 more in legal fees. The reason given by the five GOP members was to engage Shanahan as "counsel for the board" for possible work on redistricting.
The board will meet with Shanahan on Feb. 15 to discuss the redistricting process.
The board also killed Kevin Hill's resolution for the redistricting process and an amendment from vice chairwoman Debra Goldman to have her superintendent search committee be the point group with counsel.
Shanahan will be able to receive up to $60,000 in legal fees.
The first $25,000 comes from an August contract signed with the school board. The board voted Tuesday to pay Shanahan up to $35,000 more, with $25,000 for general legal services and $10,000 for the redistricting work.
The vote was 5-3 with Carolyn Morrison joining the Republicans.