You Paid For It – Rockwood School District Faces State Audit
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A potentially damaging state audit of the Rockwood School District is due out in a matter of weeks. School officials are bracing for the release that may hurt the job prospects of superintendent Bruce Borchers.
State auditor Tom Schweich says the allegations of cronyism and contract mis-dealings on requests from Missourians prompted his office to take a hard look at the district.
The Rockwood Citizens Group that helped bring about the Audit is calling for the Superintendent to step down. They say it’s been nothing but a disaster since he arrived. The group says Borchers gave big consulting contracts to former Minnesota co-workers when he first arrived in town. Since then, the district has gone through a budget crisis and a bond issue has failed.
FOX 2 investigative reporter Elliott Davis grilled the Superintendent on whether he should step down. Borchers said that he’s doing an effective job as superintendent
For now, the school board is backing Borchers. But, a lot could change depending on the severity of the state audit.