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Former superintendent “violated his contract and multiple policies and procedures related to use of his procurement card”

CBS 17 has the details:

A report from the North Carolina State Auditor says a former Nash County Schools superintendent spent more than $45,000 on purchases that were not for school.

The report says Superintendent Shelton Jefferies violated his contract and several policies before resigning in August 2019.

Jefferies improperly used his school-issued credit card on more than $22,000 of unauthorized purchases, the audit states.

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He also used his school-issued vehicle for personal trips and spent more than $19,000 in unauthorized travel expenses.

The auditor says the school board should get Jefferies to pay them back for those expenses, which the district says they plan to do.

An attorney for the school district says they plan to get the money back and released a statement detailing the changes the system made since the incident.

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...