The Webster County school system is correcting some financial accountability issues brought to light by Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen earlier this summer.
Edelen addressed the issues to a legislative committee yesterday.
Assistant Superintendent Riley Ramsey said the district’s changes included requiring a superintendent to sign off on expense reimbursements and written public evaluations of the district’s superintendent.
The Webster County Board of Education has delayed the construction timeline for its new junior high school by one year. The school was set to open for the 2013-2014 school year. But Superintendent James Kemp says the pre-construction paperwork is taking longer than anticipated.
Webster County Schools plans to begin construction soon on a new junior high school. Superintendent James Kemp says the board of education approved $4.5 million in bonds to fund the project. Kemp says the school will sit next to the county’s high school in Dixon. The plan is to renovate and expand part of the old high school building that was vacant. The school will house around 160 seventh and eighth graders. Currently those grades are spread out between the county’s four elementary schools.