Past stories on the school district investigation
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Trial date set in Acevedo whistleblower case

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Former Monroe County schools finance director Kathy Reitzel will soon get her day in court.  Reitzel alleges in the 66-page civil complaint filed on Feb. 26, 2010 that the school district unlawfully fired her on Sept. 8, 2009 for being a whistleblower in the Randy and Monique Acevedo scandal. 

School board to discuss busing, personnel

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Monroe County School Board will return to Key West on Tuesday, two weeks after a testy meeting in Marathon centered on the implementation of enhanced math and science courses.  This...

Pilot project launches return of p-cards

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 2, 2015

Six years after the scandal that saw adult education coordinator Monique Acevedo prosecuted for personal use of purchase cards, or p-cards, the Monroe County School District has implemented a pilot period to bring the cards back. The pilot period started in February with around a dozen maintenance workers. 

Chairman calls to oust Kessler

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

School Board chairman John Dick wants Stuart Kessler, chairman of the district's independent watchdog committee, removed from his position for accusations of misconduct he made during an unsuccessful run for office last year.

FKAA hires Acevedo as tech

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority has hired former Monroe County Schools Superintendent Randy Acevedo as a computer tech, more than four years after the ousted elected official began applying at...

Surprise: $1M ESE penalty

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monroe County School District officials conceded on Tuesday evening that the district will have to spend $1 million it hadn't counted on to satisfy requirements from the state of Florida regarding...

School board to talk credit cards, custodians

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The sensitive subjects of district credit cards and outsourced custodians will be on the agenda when the school board meets at 3 p.m. today in Key West. District credit cards were at the center of...

Audit talk and balanced budget

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The School Board on Tuesday vigorously debated the School District's official response to the Florida Auditor General's (AG) preliminary, tentative audit for the 2012-13 school year. In addition,...

School board talks VAM, audit, HOB lawsuit

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The controversial topics of the state Department of Education's Value Added Model of teacher evaluation, and the ongoing lawsuit between the Monroe County School District and its former construction...

School district audit released

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 22, 2014

The preliminary and tentative audit for the Monroe County School District's 2013 fiscal year has been released to members of the school board, but it has yet to be published online on the Auditor General's (AG) website.