The Chief Financial Officer of the Indian River School District, Patrick Miller, will be able to retire according to Jon Budler with Delaware 105.9. Miller was put on paid administrative leave last month after allegations surface of financial malfeasance. The Delaware State Auditor’s office is conducting an audit of the district’s finances.
As per the article, Miller will be able to keep his pension but his retirement will save the district the burden of paying his $162,258 yearly salary during what could be a lengthy state audit process. Miller was also the subject of an audit with Brandywine School District when he had the same title there in the 1990s. He began his stint with Indian River in 1998 but the state audit report did not come out until 2000.
As per Indian River Board President Dr. Don Hattier:
This is what we’re stuck with. If Mr. Miller is allowed to retire, at least he’s off our payroll which safes the district a ton of money. I believe that’s what the public wants us to do.