State audit questions school bonuses from Covid grant

7 administrators paid in Dyer County in West Tennessee

DYERSBURG, Tennessee (WDEF) – A West Tennessee County has been flagged by the State Comptrollers Officer on using Covid funds to give school administrators some bonuses.

The report says the staff got “questionable” bonus payments over $60,000 from a federal grant that was meant to provide screening testing during the pandemic.

But the money actually went to seven administrators, including the director of schools in Dyer County.

“Auditors were not provided with adequate documentation to support that these individuals performed any work related to the federal award.”

What’s more, the school board says they didn’t even know who got what.

So, according to the state audit, the Director of Schools approved gave herself the $27,688 bonus without board approval.

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