Editor’s Note: I was going through my drafts folder today and I found this little gem from June 20th, 2016. I wasn’t able to fully verify the reason Kathleen Davies was ousted from State Auditor Tom Wagner’s office. Nobody really knew except Tom Wagner and he wasn’t talking. I had my suspicions. Turns out they were just part of the reason. As Davies continues to get wrongly persecuted by the News Journal during an election, I thought this would be an opportune time to publish this “lost in the drafts folder” article:
For the past couple years, Kathleen Davies has been very busy. As the Chief Administrative Auditor, she had her hands full with education audits, specifically those dealing with charter schools. She was in charge of the investigations for Academy of Dover, Family Foundations Academy, Providence Creek Academy, and the recent September 30th Count investigation. Recently, however, there have been two glaring omissions from State Auditor Tom Wagner’s website: Kathleen Davies and the September 30th Count report. Where did they go? Are the two connected?
This is Delaware. Of course they are. Word on the street is the Delaware Department of Education didn’t like the September 30th report, even though they requested it. When they asked Davies to make changes, she refused. This caused an impasse, and the result… Davies and the report are gone. Apparently the DOE’s influence now stretches across State of Delaware Departments. All the way to the Auditor’s office. Ironically, their central offices are both located in the Townsend Building.