Past stories on the school district investigation
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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.

Ex-school officials win court hearing

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A judge declined to toss a lawsuit Monday filed by two former Monroe County School District administrators who say they were forced to resign amid the 2009 Acevedo theft scandal. Chief circuit...

Interim employee hires, HOB change orders on School Board agenda

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 8, 2013

The Monroe County School Board is likely to approve the hiring of two interim employees, as well as a number of change orders related to the construction of Horace O'Bryant School, when it meets...

Pick was blamed for $3.4M deficit

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 5, 2013

James G. Drake, whom Superintendent of Schools Mark Porter has tapped for the district's interim director of finance and planning, was blamed for a $3.4 million budget deficit as assistant...

State audit of schools analyzed

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 9, 2013

What a mess. That's the unofficial verdict of Nancy S. Beckwith, a retired commercial and government banker, on the Florida Auditor General's recently released preliminary 2012 audit of the Monroe...

3 top schools aides gone

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 2, 2013

Three members of the School District's executive team won't return after this school year ends in June, according to an email Superintendent Mark Porter to School Board members Friday. Porter would...

School hotline may go away

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 15, 2013

In the ongoing debate over the School District's whistle-blower hotline, the hotline itself may become the latest casualty. At Tuesday's School Board workshop, taking place in Marathon on the same...

Crime and punishment: murder trials, fraud convictions

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 29, 2012

The year will close on Tuesday and it can't come fast enough for some Keys residents who foiled the clichéd image of the Keys as a crime- and violent-free paradise. This year saw arrests...