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Union County delays court fight over school financial records

Union County is seeking to postpone its day in court against the school board.

The county and the school board are in mediation because the board disliked the amount of funding the county had allocated for the new fiscal year.

The county sued the school board last week to force it to produce financial documents it said were critical for it to participate in mediation. A court date was set for Wednesday in Union County Superior Court.

But late Tuesday afternoon, the county said it would seek a continuance.

Monday at 5 p.m., the school district delivered seven boxes with more than 25,000 pages of documents, a compact disc and flash drive to the county. The county said its staff needs sufficient time to examine the documents.

The two sides entered mediation $7 million to $8 million apart on the district’s general operating and capital expenses needs. If no agreement is reached in mediation, the school district could sue the county to try to resolve the issue.

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