The Bibb County school board agreed unanimously Thursday night to settle a lawsuit filed by a Macon attorney for $1,758.
The settlement did not delineate whether the money goes toward legal fees or other costs.
Daryl Morton sued the school system in December, saying he had waited more than a year for a response to his Open Records Act request. He also followed up twice on his request in the spring of 2012.
He requested Bruce Elementary School fax logs, e-mails and documents related to the Bibb County Democratic Party and specific people, alleging that school fax machines had been used to distribute damaging information about him.
Morton quit his post as chairman of the Bibb County Democratic Party in November 2011.
In other business, the school board once again tabled a decision to pick a permanent board president. With that decision, the board is approaching the second quarter of the year without a permanent leader.
In January, the eight board members were deadlocked between Lynn Farmer and Wanda West, and they never decided.
Susan Sipe, who was elected board treasurer in January, has been serving as interim president since then.
I think sometime everyone will have the discussion when everyone has a clear head, said board member Jason Downey, who made the motion to table the vote on a president.
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