Fla. county exploring investigation into prior leadership's financials

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rick Mills, Superintendent of Manatee County Schools, says now that he’s been able to repair the district’s budget woes, he wants to hold those responsible for the problems accountable.

Mills, who has been in his position for a year, said former Superintendent Tim McGonegal and his staff overspent their budget by more than $38 million over a five year period.

“I really feel that it’s atrocious what’s happened in this school district,” said Mills. “When you look at the 38-million dollars that’s been overspent over the past four to five years and the $10 million in questionable findings and costs, you’re talking about close to $50 million.”

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