Public money use by Washington school district still under investigation

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, June 30, 2014

State officials are still investigating allegations that Pasco School District officials used public money to advocate for a voter-approved $46.8 million bond, and a conclusion isn't likely until September at the earliest.

Nothing in particular has held up the investigation since a complaint was brought to the state's Public Disclosure Commission a year ago by Franklin County resident Roger Lenk, said commission spokeswoman Lori Anderson.

"I think it's just their caseloads," she said of the PDC's investigators.

Anderson said the PDC has two staff members who investigate allegations connected to elections, political contributions and related matters. She said cases are handled in the order they are received, and there was a backlog before Lenk filed his complaint.

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