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Former West Virginia school superintendent going to prison

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A former school superintendent in West Virginia has been sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison on a corruption conviction.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Charleston said Phyllis Doty had been found guilty in August of wire fraud, theft from a program receiving federal funds, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors say Doty stole more than $12,000 in electronic devices purchased by the Logan County Board of Education and either sold them or gave them to family members as gifts. Duty then used the money to decorate and supply her son’s wedding.

Prosecutors said Friday that Doty attempted to influence teachers with the claim that she had permission to take iPods purchased by the board.

Dote also must pay back more than $25,000.


03.04.2019 EducationNewsArrestsCourt NewsWest Virginia

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Since the local prosecutor is good for nothing, why doesn’t the federal prosecutors look into all the theft by Gabe DeVano and his buddies during the time Gilmer county was under state control? They stole money, equipment from schools which closed, as well as technology equipment. for example where did the 200 iPads go which gilmer county paid for?

By Jimmy D  on  03.04.2019

Saw the GFP video (citizens refer to it as the ambush video) at the school board meeting at which the pitch was made for the new computers.

The GCHS principal and staff talked about wonders to expect if the 200 computers would be purchased.

Promises were made that if the kids got them they would learn to do advanced math and to make other marvelous learning advances. Any evidence of the promises being kept?

Were the computers purchased through competitive biding? Wanna bet that they were not?

Is this another example of throwing money at technology with no meaningful plan for how to use the equipment to maximize learning benefits without evidence of any before-and-after testing to accurately determine if they did any good?

Could the 200 computers be located and what condition are they in if they could be found?

The new school board is encouraged to check on the issues and to report on the findings.

By Accountability For New GCHS Computers  on  03.04.2019

Jimmy D, Gilmer County needs a full accounting for every dime spent on school site planning and studies, site preparation, all school construction work, and purchases while the State had us intervened.

For one example of many we do not have an itemized accounting for how our funds were spent on the botched LCES project.

How much more was wasted on the auction barn site, the dropped Cedar Creek site, and the GCES in comparison to what could have been done with our money with full transparency, competent planning, competitive bidding, and proper project oversight?

The fact that the GCES was built too small and the LCES was built too large is one facet of the waste and mismanagement that occurred.

Do not expect valid investigations because WV’s standard approach is cover up when the State is involved.

By Jimmy D--Don't Expect Sunshine  on  03.04.2019

The new Gilmer County Elementary school was built
in a flood plane.  Education fail.

By YOU FORGET  on  03.04.2019

Gilmer County’s school board has full authority to demand a comprehensive accounting for every dime spent on everything leading up to site selection and construction of the LCES and the GCES.

Where did the money go and who got it to include naming names and companies on the receiving end?

Stop hiding behind the excuse that the State “did it to us” and assemble the true facts for taxpayers!

What is the defensible rational for failure of the school board to follow up on this?

By Disclose Financial Facts  on  03.07.2019

They is not no flood plane there the water dont get up there i know i catch musk rats in the river

By THE TRUTH WATCHER  on  03.08.2019

Where oh where did the 200 Gilmer County I-pads go?
Were they bought with federal money?
Attorney General Morrisey are you looking into this?
Someone should get the ball rolling?

By where oh where?  on  03.12.2019

After the ipads were purchased what measurable benefits resulted from having them at the GCHS to improve student learning? Does anyone know?

Was a formal plan followed to maximize benefits from the equipment to include provisions for measuring before-and-after results to evaluate if the equipment did any good?

Another case of throwing money at a problem and after spending it taxpayers have no idea if there were any meaningful benefits for students?

More than likely competitive bidding was not used to purchase the ipads to add another wrinkle.

By Did The ipads Improve Learning Results?  on  03.13.2019

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