The CPA handling Lowndes County School District’s financial audit declared the district’s audit “clean” during the board’s regular meeting Friday, but not without raising several examples of incorrect filing procedures and information missing from board meeting minutes — the latter of which had board members questioning Business Officer Kenneth Hughes as to whether he had presented certain expenses to them at all.
Kenneth Hughes filed a tort claim alleging that he was wrongfully fired on May 12 by former superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell for “his having reported illegal activity which negatively affected school district finances for Columbus Municipal School District.”
The fate of the vacant Lee Middle School property is a step closer to being decided. The Columbus Municipal School District will host two open houses at the end of September.
Former Columbus Municipal School District Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Hughes has withdrawn his request for a termination hearing.
Hughes withdrew his request late last week.
Less than a day after the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the decision to fire superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the board met again Tuesday to officially begin the process of finding an interim superintendent. The board also set in motion a search for a new chief financial officer to replace Kenneth Hughes, who was fired by Liddell on May 3.