McDuffie County overspending accounted for

By: Laurie Ott Email
By: Laurie Ott Email

March 21, 2007

New information on a story News 12 first brought you earlier this month involving federal education money spent in McDuffie County.

The state auditor's office found McDuffie County spent nearly $50,000 more on their Title 1 program than they were supposed to.

The state auditor said the school system filed an inaccurate report on the money.

Now, the state board of education is saying the money's all accounted for, though it does agree McDuffie County spent more money than they were given.

The McDuffie County school comptroller, Tom Smalley, told News 12 the money to cover the overspending came from McDuffie County's general funds.

Click here for the state auditor's initial report.

Click here for the full breakdown of McDuffie County's Title I expenditures for 2006.

Click here to read emails from the Georgia Department of Education's financial review director indicating that no further action is required from McDuffie County concerning the overspending.

McDuffie County school board president Jerry Randolph has asked News 12 to clarify that the comment posted below by a "J. Randolph" was not made by him.


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  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Apr 13, 2007 at 01:58 PM
    Oh. If you are commenting to the other message board, I can't help you there...I have no control over that. Please let me know if your comments HERE aren't showing up, though. Thanks!
  • by Still confused on Apr 13, 2007 at 11:33 AM
    I just logged onto the other link. There have been no new postings since 4/2/07. I have sent several. The only ones being received are those to HeTHER mEADOWS. wHERE ARE THEY GOING?
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Apr 13, 2007 at 08:18 AM
    I have heard from several commenters that their comments have not appeared on the site. I don't know what's happening, but I have informed IT about the problem. In the meantime, it might be best to comment on the forum linked below instead of here.
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Apr 10, 2007 at 06:56 AM
    Hmm. I had been thinking that we had been getting awfully few comments. I will report this to IT.
  • by Confused Location: Thomson on Apr 9, 2007 at 09:51 PM
    Heather Meadows said we could post on this site again, but I don't see any new posts. I know I have written one, but it is not here.
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Apr 6, 2007 at 11:01 PM
  • by Citiaen Location: Thomson on Apr 6, 2007 at 08:41 PM
    Heather Meadows: Would you please repost the site where all of the previous blogs are archived. I have It but for some reason I connot copy and paste it to this site.
  • by Thomson Mom Location: Thomson on Apr 5, 2007 at 03:25 PM
    I am thinking about taking my children out of McDuffie County Schools until the bad apples are removed from McDuffie.
  • by Very Important Location: Thomson on Apr 5, 2007 at 12:55 PM
    Don't forget the Board meeting next Thursday. Petersen has embarassed and threatened the residents of McDuffie County long enough.
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:02 AM
    Hello, Commenting is now re-enabled. The old comments are unfortunately gone. However, now comments should stay on the site for a full year. So if you want to comment here again, feel free to do so.
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