Toledo City Schools Superintendent Improperly Spends School Dollars
Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber released an audit report today that finds Toledo City School District superintendent, Dr. Romules Durant spent $959 on purchases that were against school policy or lacked a proper public purpose.
“It is very troubling that the leader of a school district would use school money for his personal expenses,” Auditor Faber said. “My office issued a finding for recovery in this case which insured the school’s funds were returned and used for student development.”
During the 2018 fiscal year, Durant used the school’s money to make several improper purchases. These included $32 for alcohol, $396 for fuel, $71 for personal care items, $130 toward charity contributions, $50 toward airline baggage fees for a companion, and another $280 worth of unsupported purchases.
On Jan. 10, 2019, Durant issued a check for $959 made out to the Toledo City School District’s General Fund. The Auditor’s office considers the finding for recovery repaid under audit.
A full copy of this report is available online
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.