Ominous Media Advisory From State Auditor Does Not Bode Well For Indian River

This can’t be good at all!  Not sure how I missed this one.  But it is out there.  Delaware State Auditor Tom Wagner publicly announced the Indian River audit inspection will be released before their referendum.  The November 22nd referendum could definitely swing one way or another based on this audit.  From what I’m hearing, it is NOT going to be pretty.  It could be a game-changer for the district with very bad things coming out.  Remember the whole Joey Wise thing up in Christina ten years ago?  Think along those lines.  Christina still gets bashed for that one even though it happened a decade ago.  This one will stick with Indian River for a long time.  And while everyone is playing the “Who will be the next Delaware Secretary of Education” game, I think Indian River Superintendent Susan Bunting will be off that list the second this audit comes out.  The last thing citizens of this district would want to happen is a referendum victory and then an audit inspection coming out that would have caused votes to shift to a no.

MEDIA ADVISORY

State Auditor’s Investigation into the Indian River School District

Posted On: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dover, Del. – In response to media inquiries regarding the Auditor of Accounts’ (AOA) investigation into the Indian River School District, members of the media are advised that AOA intends to release its report in advance of the District’s referendum vote scheduled for Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. has authorized compensatory time for individuals working on this investigation in an effort to expedite the release of the report.

For more information, please contact John Fluharty at 302-857-3937. 

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4 thoughts on “Ominous Media Advisory From State Auditor Does Not Bode Well For Indian River

    1. Not sure how I can answer that question without insulting you Kristy. If the audit inspection was going to turn up with nothing being wrong, I doubt we would even see this media advisory. Delaware doesn’t think that way. This is a very major “heads-up” kind of thing.

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      1. The advisory itself is not ominous….it is merely an advisory. I would think that this is appropriate being that a referendum is scheduled for November and most people would like to know what happened in the audit. That being said, is it fair to punish the kids and teachers and vote no because of someone stealing? Not in my opinion. It doesn’t matter what the audit says, we will be voting yes to increase the school tax in our household. Moreover, I feel that you as a blogger are sensationilizing the advisory by calling it ominous. Typical fear mongering.

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        1. As always Kristy, I honor your right to speak your opinion. This referendum will pose big problems for the district. The fact that they planned this referendum around a state audit inspection coming out probably wasn’t the best idea on their part. While I will always endorse more resources for kids, I am speculating that this audit will show that resources that should have gone to kids did not. Having a referendum to make up for incompetence is such a Delaware thing to do…

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