OAKVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Oakville School Board Vacancy -- Filled
Mr. Darryl Dick was sworn in as our newest Board Member at the 2/26 Board Meeting.
Mr. Dick was formally an educator and entrepenuer, and has been living in Oakville for the past few years.
Below is a message from the Oakville School Board:
Update: March 9, 2018
Dear Oakville Community:
The Oakville School Board of Directors has asked me to provide a bit more detail with regards to the recent media posts about our financial discoveries beyond what has been posted on our website since late December.
While there is still an investigation going on, we cannot provide the public with specifics around the situation, we can provide you with a few pieces:
- The investigation goes back prior to the 2017-18 school year to 2012.
- The investigation is currently in the hands of the State Auditor’s Office (SAO). When the SAO finishes its report it will be then handed off to the Gray’s Harbor Sherriff and the District’s Insurance provider, Clear Risk Solutions, where we have already made a claim.
- These allegations came to light because our new Business Manager, Tanya Bunting, and myself, made it a point in entering our new district positions to examine every aspect of our financial situation.
- In the process of this examination, we discovered many financial systems that had no checks and balances, and instantly made those adjustments, and have new procedures in place to eliminate the possibilities of any future financial mismanagement.
- Unfortunately, we found past practice to be inadequate and the information provided to our community, board, and staff to be incorrect and/or inadequate.
- Because of this, we were obligated to bring in the State Auditor’s Office when we found potential for misappropriations of District funds.
- Because of the complexities of the misappropriations of funds, this process can take time (years, even). A similar case in the Lake Quinault School District just wrapped up after 3 years.
- The District has a new Superintendent and Business Manager committed to setting us on a solid financial footing.
- The current District balances are on a forward trajectory for the first time in nearly two years.
- The District is insured for these situations.
- The Board and the District are committed to raising standards and being good stewards of the public’s fund, the Oakville Community has entrusted us to manage.
Please contact the District if you have any questions or concerns.
Superintendent, Oakville School District
December 16, 2017
In early November, the business office developed concerns about our financial records, specifically related to various individual compensation issues, and as a result took immediate action. Due to the nature of the concerns, the district was obligated to call the Gray's Harbor Sheriff's office, State Auditor, and Clear Solutions (our Risk Management Contractor) (and did so) and have stayed in contact with all three.
The District has not had a complete state audit on its compensation records and practices in several audit cycles. For those reasons the Superintendent has asked the State Auditor’s Office to conduct an inquiry. The Auditor’s Office has agreed and a team has been in the district since 1/3/18.
In the meantime, District administrators have taken appropriate steps to permit a thorough investigation into the concerns and secure public resources. To the extent that we can, consistent with good investigatory practices, we are committed to keeping the Oakville school community and larger community informed of the progress of this work.
At this time we cannot provide more detail.
We take seriously our stewardship of public resources and look forward to the conclusion of the Auditor’s investigation, so that we can take any necessary steps to protect the District and merit the community’s trust.
Oakville School Board
March 2018 Lunch & Breakfast Menu