Education A National Roundup

Probe of Roslyn, N.Y., District Said to Include Construction Funds

By Jeff Archer — March 29, 2005 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Prosecutors investigating the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars by leaders of the Roslyn, N.Y., public schools have seized more documents from the 3,300-student Long Island district.

A spokeswoman for Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon would not discuss specifics, but she confirmed that the prosecutor’s office removed additional boxes of papers from the district on March 17. The New York Times, which reviewed the documents before they were taken, reported that they dealt with school construction.

The criminal probe of the Roslyn system has been widening since July, when the Nassau County prosecutor filed charges of grand larceny against the district’s former superintendent and a former assistant superintendent. (“Superintendent of Wealthy District Charged in Embezzlement Scandal,” July 14, 2004.)

Along with a district account clerk charged since then, the suspects stole more than $2.3 million, prosecutors allege. All three have pleaded not guilty. A recent state audit suggested that 26 district employees may have used as much as $11.2 million in district funds for personal benefit.

Events

Special Education Webinar Reading, Dyslexia, and Equity: Best Practices for Addressing a Threefold Challenge
Learn about proven strategies for instruction and intervention that support students with dyslexia.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
College & Workforce Readiness Webinar
The School to Workforce Gap: How Are Schools Setting Students Up For Life & Lifestyle Success?
Hear from education and business leaders on how schools are preparing students for their leap into the workforce.
Content provided by Find Your Grind
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
The Key to Better Learning: Indoor Air Quality
Learn about the importance of improved indoor air quality in schools, and how to pick the right solutions for educators, students, and staff.
Content provided by Delos

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: November 23, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: November 2, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: October 19, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: October 12, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read