- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Board members at a Dayton charter school over-paid themselves by a combined $4,350 last year, according to a state audit released today.

The audit was referred to the Ohio Ethics Commission, which will decide whether several governing board members of City Day Community School ran afoul of state law by giving themselves a pay hike when they “filled in to provide administrative oversight and guidance to the school” in May 2014.

The audit says they were approved to receive $75 for each day they spent at the school, and were paid for board subcommittee meetings for which there were no minutes.

The most over-paid board member was Sheila Ballard, whose $3,225 in compensation for fiscal year 2014 and the three months preceding was $1,875 more than allowed, according to the audit.

Findings for recovery issued against Ballard and five other board members were repaid with a check from the school treasurer.

The school on 320 S. Main Street in Dayton receives about $1.2 million annually from the state to teach 155 students, according to Ohio Department of Education records.

In a response to the audit, the school says, “The Governing Authority has taken corrective action to ensure that all compensation paid to the Governing Board is in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, Board policy and the School’s sponsorship agreement.”

The school is sponsored by Educational Resource Consultants of Ohio.


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