FOX C-6 School Board meets for the first time since audit release

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ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – A state audit discovered former FOX C-6 School District Superintendent Dianne Critchlow made approximately $200,000 worth of questionable expenses.

A lot of Jefferson County residents want to know if Critchlow will be criminally charged.

Right now the Jefferson County prosecutor said the investigation is on going

School board president John Laughlin said the board will not discuss hiring their own attorney until the county prosecutor’s investigation is finished.

Since the audits findings the school board has learned insurance may cover some of the losses.

"We have insurance that the tax payers and school district has been paying probably for decades and there is a policy in there that give us the ability to recoup losses due to misbehavior," said Laughlin.

The audits aren’t over for the district. The board and staff just found out another audit will be done by PSRS, the retirement program for Missouri teachers.

"PSRS will be doing an audit on certain individual in our school district I'm not sure who but it is pretty easy to guess they are going to want to look at how contracts have been handled and payments have been done," said Laughlin.

At the meeting there was a lot of talk about the excitement for the future but some residents still have unanswered questions about how this all happened.

Information on the audit and the boards plan to deal with the audits findings are on the FOX C-6 School District website.

 

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