Former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager gets 18 years for swiping $600,000
One of the complaints we hear from opponents of charter schools regards corrupt finances. There has been fiscal misbehavior in a few charter schools. However, the traditional public school system in Kentucky is far from trouble free in this area. Unfortunately, Kentucky’s traditional public school system provides evidence that people are people and charter schools have no copyright on those who will steal dollars meant to support students’ education.
A new case in point from Shelby County shows that the charter school critics’ smug assumptions about supposedly tougher fiscal protections in the traditional public schools are dubious at best.