Saturday, March 8, 2014

Superintendent unloads big pitch for investigation

 One of Rick Mills’ first official acts as Manatee County’s new school superintendent was throwing out the first pitch at McKechnie Field last March.
It was a breaking ball.
A year later, he’s firing a heater all the way to Tallahassee.
Whether it’s a strike we’ll have to wait and see.
Mills wants the Florida Department of Education’s Inspector General to investigate the Manatee school district’s financial practices under its previous administration from 2010-2012.
Principally, that would be Tim McGonegal, Mills’ predecessor, and Jim Drake, the former assistant superintendent responsible for finance.
Those are just some of the allegations Mills unloaded in last Thursday’s letter to the inspector general.
Malfeasance? Misfeasance?
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