The Berkeley County School District will pay for lawyers to represent the employees who are being investigated for possible ethics violations during the districts school improvement referendum campaign last year.

After discussing the issue in executive session on Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to provide “reasonable and customary legal fees and expenses” for the employees. Although it did not name the employees, sources have said they are Superintendent Rodney Thompson, Assistant Superintendent Archie Franchini and Communications Director Amy Kovach.

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