The matter regards board member Joel Peterson's job as chief executive of Student Planning Services, an academic counseling and consulting business. The board made a request in August for legal counsel to examine if Peterson's job would be a conflict of interest while serving on the board, according to the Sun.
The story states:
Written and signed by Howard Friedman, legal partner in the Los Angeles office of the law firm Fagen, Friedman and Fulfrost, the letter advised the board on laws regarding conflict of interest and made a determination that the existence of Peterson's business, in and of itself, did not cause an ongoing conflict of interest.
Friedman did advise that the district is prohibited from doing business with Student Planning Services as long as Peterson serves on the board, according to the Sun.