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Audit Faults Spending in N.C. by Ferguson’s School Leader

By Denisa R. Superville — January 12, 2016 1 min read
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A report by the North Carolina state auditor says that Joseph Davis, the new superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant schools in Missouri, misspent or failed to provide receipts for thousands of dollars in spending while serving as a superintendent in the Tar Heel State.

The report says that Davis spent more than $94,000 during a 33-month period without prior authorization from the Washington County school board, a documented business purpose, or receipts. He also spent $15,800 in federal funds on entertainment, the report says.

Davis was named superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant district last year. The district enrolls most of the students who live in Ferguson, where the fatal 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police sparked widespread protests.

The Associated Press reported that Davis stood by his actions in North Carolina.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 13, 2016 edition of Education Week as Audit Faults Spending in N.C. by Ferguson’s School Leader

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