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Linda Schrenko wants her money (and her health) back

Linda Schrenko wants her money (and her health) back
December 15, 2011 --

Dec. 15, 2011 — Linda Schrenko, Georgia’s disgraced ex-school superintendent, says the feds owe her $195,000 taken as partial restitution for the money she stole from deaf kids. The Justice Department took the money in an illegal garnishment of her $4,500 monthly pension, said her attorney, former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr. Schrenko also complains that inadequate medical care in prison for her sleep apnea has left her in “a severely debilitated state of health.”

April 26

April 26, 2011 --

Ga. lobbyist’s ex-boss pleads guilty to bribery in Alabama Frazier: Lobbyists sank tax reform Lawsuit attacks Ga. mental health system, could cost millions East Point gives out unauthorized raises 3rd finalist withdraws from DeKalb’s school superintendent search Morris Brown negotiating to pay down federal debt Columbus fined $150K for sewage spills

APS croons ‘Your Cheating Heart’ to 12 principals

APS croons 'Your Cheating Heart' to 12 principals
August 6, 2010 --

Superintendent Beverly Hall has reassigned principals at 12 Atlanta schools suspected of widespread cheating on the 2009 CRCT test and referred the names of 108 employees to state investigators. The actions were announced at 4:56 p.m. Friday, widely regarded as the ideal time to send out news if you want minimal coverage and no pesky reporters calling with questions.

John Thompson, fired Clayton County school sup’t: $367,371

January 8, 2010 --

John Thompson, fired after just 11 months from his Clayton County post, ranked as the third-best-paid school superintendent in Georgia for 2009. Thompson pocketed about $367,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30. He lost his job in March, less than a year after he’d been hired to turn the school system around and lead it back to accreditation. Check out the rest of the state’s 10 highest-paid superintendents.

Dec. 3

December 3, 2009 --

House speaker to resign effective Jan, 1 Bibb school superintendent under ethics investigation Base closure savings inflated Floyd County 911 took 22 minutes to dispatch police to 2nd location

Beverly Hall, ATL school superintendent: $400,298

Beverly Hall, ATL school superintendent: $400,298
October 19, 2009 --

Lean times have forced unpaid furloughs and reduced bonuses on some educators, but they haven’t hit Beverly Hall’s pocketbook. She will earn more than $400,000 this year in salary, bonuses and other benefits, including a car.

DA: DeKalb school construction probe ‘complex & enormous’

DA: DeKalb school construction probe 'complex & enormous'
October 5, 2009 --

An inquiry into DeKalb County schools’ construction contracts continues, with no hint as to how much longer it will take. District Attorney Gwen Keyes-Fleming has said virtually nothing about the case since Superintendent Crawford Lewis sent her results of an internal review in February. “The case is complex and enormous in scope which is resulting in an extended investigation. We will share our findings when we complete the investigation,” Keyes-Fleming said Friday in a e-mailed statement.

Oxendine gets advisory opinion as probe of $120K continues

Oxendine gets advisory opinion as probe of $120K continues
June 23, 2009 --

Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine may be personally off the hook for accepting $120,000 in campaign funds from two Alabama-based political action committees, according to language in a new opinion from the State Ethics Commission. But the opinion does not directly address the amount of the contributions, which may have far exceeded limits set by state […]

A. Stephan Botes

A. Stephan Botes
June 15, 2009 --

It was a long fall for South African businessman Andries Stephan Botes. The 52-year-old went from mover and shaker in computer consulting to federal prisoner 56403-019 – and to forever being linked with an election scandal that landed Georgia’s first woman elected to statewide office in jail. Today, Botes spends his days in Dalby, a […]

Merle Temple

Merle Temple
June 13, 2009 --

Maybe fate landed Merle Temple in Memphis. After all, the former Georgia deputy school superintendent professes a love of Elvis. … and a few other things. But he won’t be seeing Graceland anytime soon, even if it is just 18 miles away. Temple is serving an 8-year federal prison sentence for a scheme to award […]

Sallie Brewer, ex-Bryan County school superintendent: $185,935

June 6, 2009 --

The Bryan County school board will shell out that much to the dismissed school superintendent, the Savannah Morning News reports. Brewer was asked to hit the road in February. The sum includes $67,000 just for unused vacation — a contract sweetener that some board members regret.

No written report in DeKalb’s $325-an-hour suicide inquiry

No written report in DeKalb's $325-an-hour suicide inquiry
May 22, 2009 --

DeKalb County school officials have no written record of the investigation that exonerates school employees in the April 16 suicide of a Dunaire Elementary fifth-grader. Retired judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore (right) said Wednesday that she found “no evidence of bullying” after interviewing dozens of teachers, parents and students at Dunaire. The mother of 11-year-old […]