Public funds under investigation at Fleming schools

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]
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FLEMINGSBURG — Fleming County Schools Superintendent Brian Creasman confirmed in a public statement Friday morning that an investigation is underway regarding a former employee.

Creasman said he and board attorney Monica Hill were recently made aware of discrepancies with public funding.

“This is an ongoing review,” Creasman said, “however, as of right now we have discovered irregularities that are troubling, selfish, and egregious.”

Creasman went on to say the discrepancies were so great, that the investigation was handed over to Kentucky State Police. A third party financial consultant was also hired to help the district office find further irregularities.

“Our review and our actions must demonstrate that this is not an organizational issue,” Creasman said, “but instead a problem with one individual who is no longer with Fleming County Schools.”

No additional information about the investigation has been provided by KSP.

This investigation commenced shortly after the resignation of Director of Districtwide Operations and Finance Greg Conway. Creasman declined comment further on Conway’s resignation.

Creasman’s statement goes on to say he resolves to find whoever is responsible for the discrepancies made to the school’s public funds.

“To be clear, we have taken this situation seriously from the beginning,” he said. “I want to emphasize to the community that what has occurred are the actions of one individual who took advantage of positional authority and opportunity – while in the end affecting students.”

He also said the district will move forward by implementing additional safeguards to ensure proper use of public funds. Steps toward that end have already been made, by the creation of a director of Business and Finance position, which was approved by the school board at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Attempts to reach Conway by phone and social media were unsuccessful.

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Jonathan Wright

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