New Castle News
NEW CASTLE — The New Castle school district has released the names of employees who were the subject of a state audit finding.
The three staff members — Jamie Lynn DeMase of Neshannock Township, a teacher at Harry W. Lockley Kindergarten Center; Dinia Kollar of Pulaski, a third-grade teacher at Thaddeus Stevens Primary Center; and Kelly Glies of Neshannock Township, a second-grade teacher at West Side Primary Center — are the parents of children who lived outside the district but attended New Castle schools without paying tuition over a period of four years.
The tuition matter was raised by the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office in a final report of an audit covering Feb. 2, 2010, through Sept. 12, 2012.
The audit also included the district’s financial records for two additional years regarding the tuition matter, and it showed there had been seven non-resident children of district employees during that four-year time period for whom tuition had not been paid.
The auditors criticized the district for failing to obtain the required tuition and found both the Pennsylvania Public School Code and district policy had been violated.
As a result, the district must repay the state $110,664 for subsidy it had received for those students over the four-year period.
The state audit report, which was made public, did not include the names of the students or their parents.http://www.ncnewsonline.com/topstories/x252031473/New-Castle-Schools-District-releases-names-in-tuition-probe