It looks like Whitley County is the latest school district to have insider school adults make off with money meant for our students.
The Times-Tribune reports a “‘Forensic audit’ planned for Whitley Co. Schools” following the firing and arrest of the district’s former chief financial officer, Leigh Burke.
Over the past few years, we have been dismayed to learn of multiple cases of school system personnel thinking they have some sort of right to snatch money meant for kids.
The Dayton scandal went on for about a decade before the state auditor finally caught up with this criminal activity.
When the Shelby County incident broke, I commented about annual audits in each district that I thought were supposed to catch such nonsense. Obviously, that isn’t happening. And, our kids continue paying the price.