We've now learned that Critchlow is being asked to reimburse the district for a meal she purchased on a Saturday at McDonald's while she was on Family Medical Leave on April 5, 2014.
And then there was the infamous charges for the logging tongs and other logging equipment. Please notice that Dianne Critchlow had those items shipped directly to her home.
The demand letter from Fox's CFO has the following language which most will find quite humorous:
The District is aware that some of the items in the Amazon.com order have recently been transferred to District possession. Upon receipt of your payment those items will be returned for your personal use and enjoyment.Below is a copy of the October 3, 2014 Demand for Repayment letter to Dianne Critchlow for the Amazon.com items.
Former Fox superintendent Dianne Brown always told me that "we put our money in the classroom". I guess that would be whatever money might be left over after paying $550 a night for a room at an educational conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando Florida. She could have gotten the conference rate of $99 per night at the DoubleTree Universal Hotel that hosted the conference and where they were originally booked to stay.
However, Dianne had so much professional development money left over that she opted to pay for the more expensive rooms where she and other Fox admins and their spouses could "Live Like a Rock Star" as they say at the Hard Rock Hotel.
I wonder how many books she could have purchased for our kids in the district for each night that was doled out at the Hard Rock Hotel?
Speaking of books, Dianne and all of the other Fox admins that attended the Marzano Conference could have purchased the book I purchased a couple of years ago for less than $15. It was written by Richard Dufour and Robert J. Marzano. I bought it to learn a little more about what our administrators are supposed to be doing. The Marzano name probably looks familiar.
Every educator in the district could have purchased a copy with Professional Development funds for less than it cost to send 12 people to the
It turns out that Dianne even submitted a request for reimbursement for a golf tournament that she allegedly didn't even pay for. Fox's Chief Financial Officer states that doing so is fraud.
Perhaps Dianne never found the time to read the two 3 inch binders she told me she had in her office that held Fox's Policies and Regulations. There's a section about Fraud and Fraud Prevention in our district Policies and Regulations.
You can read all about this week's financial discoveries surrounding Dianne Critchlow and the Fox C-6 School District in the this weeks Arnold-Imperial Leader.
The article states that Dianne Critchlow couldn't be reached for comment.
Surely Dianne has explanations for all of the charges and would want to share them with the community!