Providence Creek Academy wrote an official response to the Delaware Auditor of Account’s investigative report on their school finances which showed outright theft of school funds through purchase cards and the payroll system. This appeared on the Providence Creek Academy Facebook page today at 7:32pm.
The Board of Providence Creek Academy Charter School wishes to address the January 27, 2016 Inspection Report issued by the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts, and to clarify information misstated in media accounts of the Inspection Report. At the end of 2014, the Board became aware of potential financial improprieties during the process of terminating an employee in charge of finances for Providence Creek Academy. The Board promptly engaged its outside auditor to evaluate the matter. The Board also self-reported its concerns to the State for it to conduct an independent audit. To the extent media reports suggest the Board was not proactive in addressing these issues once they came to the Board’s attention, or that such issues were only brought to the State’s attention through an anonymous tipster, that is inaccurate. At all times, the Board fully cooperated and worked with the auditors to identify problem areas so that appropriate remedial measures and safeguards could be enacted. The Inspection Report identifies no concerns after December 2014, which makes evident the Board’s commitment to having in place the right personnel, policies, and procedures for handling the finances of Providence Creek Academy.
The comments after this, including ones from myself, are going unanswered… for now…
*Updated 1/28/16: I took out the picture in this post. I understand the “duct tape the teacher to the wall” picture stemmed from a charity event at the school. I think it is hysterical and it is a classic picture! As well, I am also taking out other posts from their Facebook page since they don’t really relate to the auditor matter. I apologize for any staff members who may have been offended at the school. My intention was not to offend.