Auditor Edelen Announces Special Exam in Dayton Results in a Half-Million Dollars Returned to Taxpayers
Taxpayers will recover $511,000 after a special examination by Auditor Adam Edelen’s office found scathing abuses by the former Dayton Independent School District superintendent, officials announced Thursday.
Auditor Adam Edelen joined Dayton Independent School District officials to announce that the former superintendent will return $473,000 to the small Northern Kentucky district and the CPA firm that conducted annual audits of the district but didn’t report the fraud to the board will return $38,000.
Auditor Edelen to conduct special examination of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport board
Auditor Adam Edelen announced Wednesday that he would conduct a special examination of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) board after media reports raised concerns about travel and spending by the board.
The Auditor’s office will focus on board policies and the airport’s governance structure and make recommendations for improvement. Spending and travel by the board and airport administrators will be examined.
Auditor Edelen to Host Good Government Summit in Central KentuckyOthers Planned Throughout the Commonwealth After Inaugural Summit Was a Success
Auditor Adam Edelen announced today that he will host a Good Government Summit Nov. 15 in Lexington to strengthen accountability and transparency in school districts and local governments.
Public officials representing schools, cities, counties and special districts are invited to attend the 2.5-hour program at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Leestown Campus in Lexington. It has been approved by the Department for Local Government as applicable credit for individuals enrolled in the County Officials Training Program.
Archived Videos, Presentations from Inaugural Good Government Summit Now Available
More than 200 people attended the inaugural Good Government Summit in Northern Kentucky this week. The feedback has been tremendous and many of you asked for the PowerPoint presentations that our expert speakers delivered. They are now available, along with videos of each presentation, on the Auditor’s website.
Auditor Edelen Releases Examination of Martin County Schools
Auditor Adam Edelen on Tuesday released a special examination of the Martin County Schools, finding lax oversight by the Board of Education and questionable activities involving the former superintendent.
The examination found that the former superintendent assigned his wife to a position that allowed her to maintain her previous salary and job duties, which appears to have resulted in grant non-compliance causing the use of Title I, Part A grant funds to be questioned. The wife was paid $50,000 more than the previous employee who held this position, which in total cost the District an additional $200,000 over four years. This issue was referred to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) for further investigation.