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City schools hire consultant to study financial problems, improve academics

| Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

The city school board on Wednesday approved hiring Seattle-based FSG to offer advice on restoring the district's financial health and improving schools.

The contract, which runs from Wednesday through Aug. 31, 2015, pays the firm $2.4 million. Half the money will come from the from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the rest from other foundations.

Theresa Colaizzi, Sherry Hazuda, William Isler, Floyd “Skip” McCrea, Thomas Sumpter and board President Sharene Shealey voted for the contract.

Mark Brentley Sr. and Regina Holley voted against the measure.

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