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Sarasota passes on Porter
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Monroe County School District doesn’t need a new superintendent — yet. Superintendent Mark Porter was one of three finalists for the top schools job in Sarasota County, until...
School board to consider $5.6M in admin salaries
Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Education gets expensive, and members of the Monroe County School Board on Tuesday will be asked to approve Superintendent Mark Porter’s administrative personnel recommendations for the 2016-17...
Davidson files for school board
Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 9, 2016
Monroe County School Board member and fiscal watchdog Capt. Ed Davidson has filed to run for a second term on the board. Davidson, a decorated Vietnam veteran fighter pilot and longtime dive...
Ward files for state attorney
Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 20, 2016
Former Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward threw his hat in the ring for his old job Thursday, filing as a Republican to run against current incumbent Democrat Catherine Vogel to whom he...
Board rejects 'free' investigator
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The forensic accountant whose $30,000 proposed contract the Monroe County School Board rejected this month has offered to work for free unraveling the day care accounting issue first reported more...
School board won't hire investigator
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 6, 2016
In a 3-2 vote Tuesday after some caustic back-and-forth, the Monroe County School Board refused to hire a forensic accountant for more than $25,000 to investigate why a day care program’s books...
HOB day care audit could cost $30K
Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Finding out what caused a $20,000 accounting mystery at a Key West school day care will cost the Monroe County School Board between $25,000 and $30,000, according to a proposed contract with a...
Board meeting called for day care probe
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The chairman of the Monroe County School Board has called for a special meeting Jan. 5 to approve a contract with the forensic accountant the board wants to hire to investigate what led to a $20,000 financial error from a day care program.
No reprimand for schools chief
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, December 16, 2015
MARATHON — Expressing dismay at yet another money-handling scandal, Monroe County School Board members Tuesday took steps to hire a forensic accountant to find out why at least $20,000...
Porter prepared for likely reprimand
Key West Citizen - Friday, December 11, 2015
Monroe County Schools Superintendent Mark Porter deserves a reprimand for his handling of the $20,000 accounting issue at a Key West school daycare, the school board’s chairman said...
Matthew Robertson, 2nd Grade, The Basilica School