We have no other choice but to proceed with the lawsuit. Those are the words of Beaufort County school board chairman Bryant Hardison on the board's motion Friday to go ahead with a lawsuit against Beaufort County commissioners. The school board is suing the commissioners for roughly $1 million in funding. The boards have participated in two mediation sessions, both of which were unsuccessful. An attorney representing the school board says the commissioners have made no effort to compromise. Commissioner chairman Jay McRoy says he and the other commissioners have not had ample time to look over all the school board's records and make an offer. Both sides said they will continue to try and work their differences out before it goes to court.
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