Should taxpayers pay legal fees for former Capistrano USD Superintendent Dr. James Fleming?

Sam Miller’s featured story, found in the Local Section on page 6, of today’s OC Register is entitled “Fleming asks District to pay legal fees.” Regardless of any decision by the Trustees of that District should taxpayers pick up the ($400 per hour) tab for any officials questionable conduct? While their Contracts surely provide protection against litigation for the normal performance of their duties and responsibilities, creating an enemies list, in my view, is beyond the scope of his job.

Dr. James Fleming, “once the highest-paid public education chief in Orange County,” was responsible for the education of 50,000 students. What message does his conduct send to those students and parents by his actions to support Trustees subject to a Recall effort?

What do our readers think about this request?

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