Another Grand Jury Subpoena Lands On The St. Joseph School District

Mar 24, 2015

Another grand jury subpoena has been issued to the St. Joseph School District.
Credit Sam Zeff / KCUR

The legal woes of the St. Joseph School District continue after a fourth federal grand jury subpoena was issued to the district.

This latest subpoena, according to sources, demands documents ranging from expense reports and time sheets of some top district administrators to contracts with district vendors.

The FBI and the U.S. attorney in Kansas City have been investigating the district for almost a year.

Previous subpoenas have sought records of district maintenance workers after allegations that some employees were doing work for administrators at their homes during school hours.

The St. Joe district has been in turmoil since the board fired the superintendent and the COO after a scathing state audit report and the HR director was demoted.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the acting superintendent has interviewed for a job in Arkansas.

A district spokeswoman did not return a call seeking comment. 

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