The Latest: City View ISD employee fired following internal audit

Updated: Feb. 6, 2019 at 2:38 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The superintendent for City View ISD says an employee has been fired following an internal audit.

Tony Bushong wrote in a statement, “As a result of an internal audit, I discovered yesterday [Monday], February 5, 2019 that significant discrepancies existed within the accounts of the City View tax office.”

Bushong began an investigation into the situation and determined which employee was responsible for the alleged discrepancies on Tuesday. We are told the employee is no longer with City View ISD and

Bushong said he and administrators do not yet know the total amount of financial impropriety that has taken place.

They have turned over all their internal auditing information to the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, and Bushong sent a press release to the public.

Bushong ended the press release with this message, “Financial transparency and accountability is a high priority for me as Superintendent of City View ISD.”

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke said an investigation is underway and they are still gathering information. They hope to have a calculated total of the financial discrepancies within the coming days.

Sheriff Duke stated that Superintendent Bushong has been proactive in regularly conducting audits for the school district.

Bushong became CVISD’s superintendent one year ago. Just last week the school board announced there would be a $10 million bond election held in may that would help fund school repairs. He hopes that the incident that has unfolded will not negatively impact voters’ outlook.

“...very unfortunate timing. We hope the voters will not take this out on our kids. The needs in that bond are the needs that we have for our school district to be successful in the future. I would hate for voters to take that out on us because of some poor choices made by one of our employees,” Bushong said.

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