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CMSD board yet to name replacement for attorney


David Dunn

David Dunn



Sarah Fowler



It's been nearly six months since Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn announced his pending resignation but the school board has yet to find a replacement. 


Dunn, who has served in the role since 1989, turned in his resignation in February. Earlier this week, Dunn said he would serve in the role until a new attorney was named. 


"I'm going to honor my contract with the district until they release me," Dunn said. 


Dunn is under contract until June 30, 2015. 


CMSD school board president Angela Verdell said the district has not had a chance to begin searching for Dunn's replacement. 


"We've been fortunate that Mr. Dunn has agreed to stay until we can start the process for considering a new attorney," Verdell said in an emailed statement. "We've been very busy over the past five months and we are having to prioritize those needs that require more immediate attention." 


Dunn said he has enjoyed his time as board attorney but feels it is time to move on. He will continue to practice law privately.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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