Audit sparks more oversight in West Ada School District

Posted at 1:38 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 15:38:55-04

Officials with Idaho's largest school district say they are tightening financial controls after an audit found questionable purchases on a high school principal's school credit card.

The Idaho Statesman reports the West Ada School District will audit high schools every year instead of every two years. Purchases made by principals will now be reviewed by the district regional director instead of at the school level.

The district will also enforce more training for school staff.

According to the audit released last month, Mountain View High School Principal Aaron Maybon used a school credit card to buy five tickets to an NFL Baltimore Ravens game, admission to a zoo in Utah, and $200 in lodging at a hotel at the end of a school trip.

Maybon has since voluntarily repaid the district nearly $1,900 for his purchases.

(by Associated Press)