Melrose Principal Suspended for Mismanaged School Funds

Melrose Principal Suspended for Mismanaged School Funds

The principal of Melrose High School has been placed on administrative leave after an audit was conducted on the school's spending.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The principal of Melrose High School has been placed on administrative leave after an audit was conducted on the school's spending.

A general audit was requested after allegations were made by Melrose Alumni and Concerned Citizens of Orange Mound.

While some of the allegations were found to be unsubstantiated in the audit, there were findings of mismanaged school trip money, missing school equipment, and failure to follow accounting procedures.

According to the school district, the findings of the internal audit have been forwarded to the State Comptroller and the district's Labor Relations Department for further investigation.

The principal has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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