School Board OKs forensic audit to clear path for next superintendent

The Monroe City School Board is still wading in the muddy waters as it deals with the ongoing investigation into financial misconduct surrounding former Superintendent Dr. Brent Vidrine.

Questions are being asked, the legislative auditors are searching books, and blame is being passed from one to another.

Tuesday night, the board voted unanimously to advertise for a forensic audit of the school’s finances and also for a review of its policies.

Board President Bill Willson told board members that news media misinformation about Dr. Vidrine’s contract has caused confusion. He said the terms of Dr. Vidrine’s 2018 contract were agreed upon in 2017 when Rev. Rodney McFarland was board president. When he became president in 2018 he signed…

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