School District Announces Employee Wrongdoing
Facilities workers falsified time records, according to district superintendent.
The Bensalem School District announced today that certain employees in its facilities department have falsified time records and collected wages that they did not earn or deserve.
According to a release, two of the employees have already resigned and Superintendent David Baugh is considering disciplinary options and dismissal for others.
"In consideration of all of the honest and hard working employees of this district, it is regrettable that a few employees have tarnished the reputation of this district," said Baugh.
"I want to thank the person who provided the anonymous tip to me that led to my investigation and findings of wrongdoing. I invite anyone else who has any knowledge of any alleged wrongdoing to contact me or my office. We are happy to accept any tips on an anonymous basis. I also want to thank all of the employees who have given me information that has assisted in the investigation."
The district is continuing its investigation into this matter and is carefully evaluating its processes, protocols and controls designed to prevent any further misconduct of this type.
According to the release, the district will make more information available at the appropriate time, but does not want to do anything that will compromise the integrity of its investigation.