Audit begins, Shelton Makes a Trip to the Emergency Room
State auditor starts investigation into Fayette County schoolsThis from the Herald Leader:
Staff from Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen's office were at Central Office Wednesday to investigate allegations made last week by the district's budget director.
Edelen spokeswoman Stephenie Hoelscher said she did not know how long the special investigation would take.
Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez said staff talked with Fayette County school district officials to obtain some general information about fund balances. However, she said they "did not render a final opinion in this or any other matter."
"The Office of the State Auditor has agreed to conduct an independent audit of accounting transactions and other concerns raised recently," said Rodriguez. She said the department will assist the auditor as needed.
Fayette superintendent Shelton sent home after emergency room visitAnd this:
Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton had a problem with his blood pressure Wednesday that resulted in a colleague taking him to the emergency room.
Shelton became light-headed and nauseous shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and was taken to the emergency room as a precautionary measure, according to district spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall.
Shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Deffendall said "after many tests," doctors determined that Shelton's sudden illness was due to an issue with his blood pressure. "They sent him home to rest just before 5 p.m. with medicine and instructions to do more of the things we know are good for us. He expects to return to work tomorrow."
"Thank you for the uplifting messages and well-wishes so many of you sent today," Shelton said in a statement. "High blood pressure runs in my family and I need to pay close attention to my health."