You already know Menifee County Schools are a disaster.
So let’s dig in to this 2013-2014 school year financial audit:
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Seven people were paid more than they were supposed to receive, of course, and no one is batting an eye.
Several of the people we’ve covered in Montgomery County, hired by superintendent Joshua Powell, were yanked directly out of that Menifee mess. All with the blessing and recommendation of Terry Holliday.
Holliday has a copy of the audit but won’t take action on anything because of who is/was at fault. Quite a bit of misuse of funds in there. Paying out checks that were never approved by the school board, folks being overpaid (with that payroll clerk now working for Joshua Powell), yadda yadda.
In one instance a finance officer was paid way more than their contract but Adam Edelen’s office never mentioned it. Kind of like it ignored a $300,000 no-bid contract in Montgomery County, among other things.
Just one big disaster.
Education in Kentucky is never going to improve until the corruption is flushed out. Regardless of who the next governor is, they need to take action by kicking Holliday to the curb and immediately cleaning house. KDE needs to be a monster of a priority.