Past stories on the school district investigation
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Interim chief assistant state attorney selected

Key West Citizen - Sunday, December 4, 2016

State Attorney Catherine Vogel has tapped prosecutor Mark Wilson to be the interim chief assistant state attorney in light of the former chief’s death last month.  Vogel was defeated by...

Ward is top cop again

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Former Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward got his old job back by nabbing about 1,000 more votes than incumbent Catherine Vogel in a tight race for top Keys prosecutor.  “I’m...

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.