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Bethlehem Area School District seeks more money from mom

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 22 2013 04:05:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 22 2013 05:35:06 PM CDT

The Bethlehem School District is heading back to the courtroom in a lengthy legal battle with a parent.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

The Bethlehem School District is heading back to the courtroom in a lengthy legal battle with a parent.

The district filed a lawsuit against Diana Zhou in 2009, claiming Zhou repeatedly complained to force the district to pay for private school for her two sons, who were eligible for gifted services.

A judge ruled in favor of the district earlier this year, ordering Zhou to pay the district $305,000 in legal fees.

The district has now filed a motion asking a judge to increase that amount to more than $840,000 to cover higher attorney fees.