Caddo Schools Staff Member Placed On Leave Pending Investigation
A Woodlawn High School Leadership Academy office worker has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation involving missing funds.
According to a press release from the Caddo Parish School Board:
Recently, parents notified Woodlawn principal Betty Jordan of concerns regarding an office staff member at the campus inappropriately dating receipts. Jordan notified the district’s Internal Auditing Department which immediately began an investigation to determine the cause of the discrepancies. Over the course of the investigation, which began on Feb. 26, approximately $2,100 in school funds were found to be missing. Also on Feb. 26, the employee was brought to the Human Resources Department and met with staff members who placed the individual on administrative leave with pay — a standard procedure in accordance with Caddo Parish School Board policy while investigations are underway. Once the investigation concludes, the results will be turned over to Human Resources for any actions according to Board policy and state law.
Throughout the investigation, the district has been in constant communication with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Financial Crimes Unit. The results of the district’s internal investigation will also be turned over to the Financial Crimes Unit for possible criminal charges.
Caddo School Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree has said, “Unfortunately, in recent days there have been a number of mistruths and inaccuracies reported regarding this case; however, I am proud of the work of our staff who followed the letter of the law in ensuring this the integrity of this investigation.”
State law prevents the release of any personal information regarding this matter, however the investigation continues.