Indian River Finance Director Patrick Miller under investigation Former Sen. George Bunting wants misspent funds paid back: Cape Gazette by Melissa Steele December 19, 2016
A former state senator says taxpayers of Indian River School District should recoup thousands of dollars that the state auditor says were improperly spent by the district finance officer.
“What he has done has hurt future referendums,” said George Bunting, a former state senator who served both Cape Henlopen and Indian River school districts.
Already, the Indian River school board has approved another operating expense referendum for March 2, 2017. The referendum, approved Dec. 14 by the board, is similar to a $7.35 million one that failed Nov. 22 by 20 votes. Voters are again asked to approve a 49 cent tax increase to help pay for salaries, technology and school expenses.
Patrick Miller, former chief financial officer for Indian River, made more than $162,000 a year when he was suspended with pay from his job in April. He officially retired in June.
Sure making him pay ! What about the deadbeats that don’t pay their school taxes! You can beat you ass future referendum will be negatively impacted by local school district’s inability to collect delinquent school taxes! How about those school employees stealing from school lose their pensions if convicted or taking a plea deal? That might end some of the thefts!