School Superintendent Resigns After Audits

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 8:32 am
By: News On 6

LOST CITY, Okla. (AP) -- The superintendent of the Lost City School District in northwestern Cherokee County is resigning after audits led to an investigation and possible charges. Annette Millard is resigning effective June 30th.

Meanwhile Cherokee County District Attorney Jerry Moore says he is talking with Millard and her attorney about a plea agreement to possible charges. Moore did not say what the charges might be.

Audits of the school found nearly $10,000 in non-food items that were reported as food purchases and that Millard apparently altered documents to increase her salary. Other findings include inadequate documents used to get about $756,000 in federal funding and inaccurate verifications were used for expense reimbursements.

The investigations began after Millard was accused of feeding students only half a hamburger and three tater tots for lunch.

The small district has 68 students in kindergarten through 8th grade.