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June 20--  The cash-strapped Montgomery County school board is facing a lawsuit for failing to pay an architect.

DeLoach Architects of  Macon was employed in 2009 to design a new middle/high school for Montgomery County.  Voters later turned down extension of a sales tax to help pay for the construction and the school board was left holding the bag to pay the lion's share of the $1,020,00 design fee.

So far, the school system has paid over $400,000 but has refused to pay the balance of nearly $300,000.

DeLoach filed suit earlier this month in Montgomery County Superior Court seeking a court order for payment.

Meanwhile, the school board has approved plans to borrow $500,000 to pay other operating expenses for the remainder of the year.