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“Public Embarrassment II,”  that’s how William (Bill) Anderson, Chairman of the Monroe County School District’s Audit and Finance Committee, referred to the latest School District financial scandal in his letter of resignation.
 
The AFC grew out of the Acevedo scandal to serve as an independent watchdog committee. Anderson has been on the Committee since its inception.
 
Apparently the Committee was not asked for advice on how to deal with the unaccounted for nearly $21,000 in HOB Daycare program funds.

 
“You formed our Audit and Finance Committee some time ago to prevent just this type of fiasco from happening AGAIN!,” wrote Anderson.  “It appears nothing has changed.  And in the face of this theft/fraud/whatever – discussing whether to notify the State Attorney?  What if she reads the papers? I hereby resign from my Membership in and Chairmanship of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Monroe County School Board.”
 
Read Anderson’s resignation email in full below:
 
From: William A. Andersen
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 5:23 PM
To: ‘John’; ‘Andy’; ‘Robin’; ‘Duncan’; ‘Ron’
Subject: Public Embarassment II
All –
You formed our Audit and Finance Committee some time ago to prevent just this type of fiasco from happening AGAIN!  Early in our life as a committee we presented (after laughing out loud at some of the practices in the schools) sound, simple (not technical) solutions.  The most rudimentary poor practice we discovered was the HAND-numbering of paper cut-up tickets for the Safety Patrol Fish Dinner at KLS.  The next year after our “discovery” I/we assumed the practice would have changed.  This happens to be in “my” District and we go the Dinners.  Had their practice changed?  Not then and not yet, some 3 or 4 years hence.  We had felt as though we were accomplishing our mission by discovering problems and offering  workable solutions until we were told that nothing would change because the Principals run the Schools.
From the papers (now disclosing an apparent theft in the Day Care Operation at HOB under the nose of the Principal a year ago) it appears nothing has changed.  And in the face of this theft/fraud/whatever – discussing whether to notify the State Attorney??  What if she reads the papers?
I hereby resign from my Membership in and Chairmanship of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Monroe County School Board.
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