- A district support employee was paid more than $105,000 over three fiscal years—about $60,000 more than authorized—documented on false time sheets.
- Superintendent Bradley Richards received an increase of more than $19,000 and $600 stipends that were not outlined in his contract.
- The superintendent incurred a $25,500 debt against the district that the board did not approve.
- The Clerk destroyed credit card statements and logs, which were essential to documenting expenditure activity.
- The district provided a school board member with cell phone service for 18 months after the individual stopped serving on the board.
- The district paid $2,513 for a phone that was not used.
- The district sold surplus property, without approval from the school board, and did not maintain records.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Audit shows financial mismanagement in Crooked Oak school district
"State inspectors found tens of thousands of dollars in financial mismanagement at a small local school district," KFOR reports. Among State Auditor Gary Jones's findings: