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Powell Corruption Cost You More Than $500,000

December 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The craziness in Montgomery County just won’t end. In addition to all the drama involving Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell and the nepotism of hiring his wife, came another story from the Mt. Sterling Advocate about another audit (remember, Powell himself said publicly that he demands frequent and intense audits – his feigned outrage is pure hypocrisy).

Buried in that story were details about the Office of Education Accountability investigation of Powell – for which he admitted wrongdoing by signing an agreed order:

The agreed order signed by Powell and the EPSB resolved the Union County matter as well as the Notice of Hearing and Statement of CHarges and Issues filed with the EPSB in February. That was related to an EPO filed by Anna Powell against her husband last year and later withdrawn. Powell is subject to probationary condition as a result of the agreed order, which includes that he must receive professional development/training in the area of educator certification as approved by the board no later than June 1. Any expenses for the training must be paid by Powell.

The OEA, EPSB and the district’s insurance carrier spent nearly half a million dollars investigating and responding to the alleged infractions. The end result, Powell said at the time, was that his record remained unblemished.

Isn’t that nice? Those insurance costs eventually get passed on to the taxpayer.

This is why Kentucky can’t have nice things.

Tags: Corruption · Education · Wasted Money

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 jake // Dec 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Since I’ve been flooded with nasty telephone calls, emails and anonymously texted threats? Here goes…

    Powell & Carter: Do you really want me to reveal the details of what Jack Conway’s office is investigating? You know they have the iPad you’re missing.

    Maybe you want me to publish 100% of the text messages I have obtained (tens of thousands) between you and your leadership team?

    Better yet – perhaps I could start sharing what three of your board members continue to tell me about what’s occurred with the child care program?

    No, you don’t.

    Here’s my pro-tip to you: We can and will run circles around you. I have sources spread throughout the central office, throughout your schools, throughout the various factions of Montgomery County government – including law enforcement and DCBS. It’d be wise for you to seal your obese pie holes posthaste. Try attacking me personally again and find out what it’s like to deal with a public onslaught after thousands of people learn what you desperately want to keep private.

    Don’t come for me unless I send for you. Because I will rock your world. I have more money, a better legal team and know what you don’t want anyone else to know. I’m your worst nightmare.