Ontario School Board chooses attorney in the wake of allegations

Members of the Ontario School Board discuss an issue during a recent meeting. The board selected an Oregon City law firm to represent it Thursday night in a special meeting. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez).

VALE – The Ontario School Board picked an Oregon City law firm to represent it regarding allegations made against two of its members recently.

After about an hour-long executive session Thursday night the board picked Hungerford Law Firm from a list of four potential prospects.

The firm will charge $270 an hour for its services, said school board member Eric Evans. The district will cover the costs, he said.

Blackaby said choosing Hungerford Law Firm marked a turning point in a saga that began in July.

“We can start to get some clarity,” said Blackaby. “We want to move as fast as we . . .