Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Audit: School Funds Mishandled.

Byline: Tara King Journal Staff Writer

Errors Blamed On Principal

The former principal of Ann Parish Elementary School mishandled thousands of dollars intended for students during the 1999-2000 school year, according to a recently released school audit.

The audit, which was completed May 1 but was released to the public last week, was conducted by Los Lunas Schools Deputy Superintendent William C. Moffatt, who is in charge of the district's finances, and his staff.

Although the audit finds that school policies were not followed, there is no mention that the actions of the principal benefited her personally.

"This wasn't illegal," Moffatt said of what the audit revealed. "This is an issue of not following directives. …

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