Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale gave LNP everything they wanted today (click here for the above story and video of his press conference). He said the school board broke state law and wasted $358,000 regarding the former superintendent. He said he believes the board was trying to subvert the Sunshine Law but said intent is hard to prove. He was emphatic, used colorful language and seemed eager for questions – wanting more than the reporters had for him. He very much enjoyed the press conference and the attention he received.
Regarding the rest of the audit, Manheim Township passed. It will be interesting to see if any of the then board members speak out.
Meanwhile, the Manheim Township School District issued a lengthy statement regarding the audit on their website and had this calm statement regarding the superintendent situation (click here):
According to the audit, the only area that the district demonstrated lack of compliance was with administrator contract buyouts. Manheim Township School District failed to publicly post the settlement agreement of a former superintendent who submitted a resignation before the superintendent’s contract end date. The audit finds that the settlement agreement should have been posted to a School Board Agenda since it was voted on during a public School Board Meeting. The district agrees with the Auditor General’s report that the separation agreement should have been publicly posted on the Board Agenda. However, school board directors and administrators who were working in the District Office at the time were following legal recommendations pertaining to Board procedures, and were unaware that the actual separation agreement needed to be posted on the Board agenda.
There will be more tomorrow. I am going to unplug for the impending (weather) storm.
STUDENT UPRISING AT F&M
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