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Outside Lawyer To Investigate Durham School Board Member

Posted February 14, 2003 12:07 p.m. EST

— The Durham County School Board voted 4-2 Thursday in favor of hiring an independent lawyer to investigate board member Jackie Wagstaff.

Wagstaff was convicted of falsifying city documents when she was the director of a nonprofit organization. The school board has to figure out if that is grounds for firing.

The board also told its own attorney to make guidelines for a public hearing on the issue.