Pinellas School Board attorney receives high marks
The Pinellas County School Board gave its new attorney, David Koperski, high marks on his professional evaluation this year.
Koperski, who replaced former board attorney Jim Robinson in August, was praised and congratulated for his work during Thursday's work session. Board members discussed his evaluation only for a few minutes.
Koperski was evaluated in seven categories, including professionalism, management, knowledge of the law and communication. Board members ranked him in each category on a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being highest. He received a 3 or above in every category by every board member; most of his marks were 4s and 5s.
In professionalism, six of seven board members gave him a 5. One gave him a 4. For knowledge of the law, he earned four 5s, two 4s and one 3.
Koperski worked for the school district for about seven years before filling the role as board attorney. He earns about $152,000 a year. He is one of two employees who report directly to the School Board. Superintendent Mike Grego is the other one.
Grego, although he doesn't have authority over Koperski, described him as an "absolute joy" to work with.