Audit Finds TPS Superintendent Improperly Spent School Money

TOLEDO, Ohio - An audit from the office of Ohio Auditor Keith Faber has found that Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant improperly spent more than $900 of the district's money.

WTOL 11 reports that the audit shows $959 of purchases that were determined to be "against district policy or lacked a proper public purpose."

According to the audit, Durant spent $32 for alcohol, $396 for fuel, $71 for personal care items, $130 toward charity contributions, $50 toward airline baggage fees for a companion and $280 worth of unsupported purchases during the 2018 fiscal year.

“It is very troubling that the leader of a school district would use school money for his personal expenses,” Faber said in a statement. “My office issued a finding for recovery in this case which insured the school’s funds were returned and used for student development.”

Dr. Durant repaid the District's General Fund in January. The Auditor's office says they consider the finding for recovery repaid under audit.

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