State audit questions Waukee school district spending

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — A special state audit report says Waukee Community School District administrators improperly used state credit cards and spent nearly $129,000 on items and services that “were not in the taxpayers’ best interest.”

The report issued Thursday says the items included nearly $28,000 for lounge chairs and furniture for the superintendent’s office and more than $83,000 on district administrators’ retreats.

District spokeswoman Amy Varcoe says in an email that the audit findings confirm policy and procedural changes that have been or will be implemented.

The report says the audit covered July 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2017, and was conducted in response to lawmakers’ and residents’ concerns about the district’s chief operating officer.

In May, the district reached a lawsuit settlement with the second of two former employees who had reported what they say was misconduct by the officer, Eric Rose. The district superintendent has denied the allegations.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News
StormtraCk 7 Weather
Waterloo
25°
Cedar Rapids
24°
Iowa City
27°
Dubuque
26°
Decorah
25°
Charles City
25°
Washington
28°
Prairie Du Chien
28°
TRACKING: Slight chance of wintry mix today

TRACKING: Slight chance of wintry mix today

Dry air is keeping most of eastern Iowa dry this morning. Northeastern portions of the viewing area still have

Connect With KWWL
Top Stories

Work Release Escape: Demon Daniels

He was admitted to the work release facility on December 10. 

Shipping deadlines coming up for holiday season

If you still need to ship on Christmas day, it may be expensive.

DCI, Wayne County authorities investigating Seymour death

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.

Iowa county wants custody of animals taken from ‘puppy mill’

The owner denies animal neglect allegations, but says she struggled to maintain the operation after her husband's 2017 death.

Update: One dead in fiery crash on Highway 20

The Iowa State Patrol and Delaware County Sheriff's Office both say crews are responding to a fiery crash on Tuesday

Scroll to top
Skip to content