School principal admonished for mismanagement of funds
Former Thunder Bay principal reaches agreement with College of Teachers
Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:52 AM ET
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 10:37 AM ET
Following allegations she misused money allocated for an anti-poverty program, a former Thunder Bay school principal agreed that for a period of nine months she won't hold any job that requires a teaching certificate.
The agreement last fall between the Ontario College of Teachers and Andrea Morency is posted on the college's web site.
According to a statement of facts, Morency was principal at Algonquin Avenue public school when it received $20,000 between 2007 and 2009 from a teachers’ union-administered fund.
The money was to help students from low-income families, but the Lakehead School Board concluded Morency didn't properly track the funds and purchased items that were unrelated to anti-poverty initiatives.
The statement of facts shows Morency admitted she mismanaged funds, and did not contest that some of the money was used for personal purchases.
Brian Jamieson, Senior Communications Officer with the Ontario College of Teachers, said the College is satisfied with the results.
“We believe that that's probably the same outcome that we would have had with a public hearing on this matter,” he said.
“We're satisfied that we served the public interest in this case by getting everything that we probably could have.”
CBC News was unable to reach Andrea Morency for comment.
The Lakehead school board declined to comment.
Latest Thunder Bay News Headlines
- Flood warning lifted for Thunder Bay, some roads remain closed
- The city of Thunder Bay is breathing a sigh of relief now that the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has ended its flood warning for the city. more »
- Avian Cholera kills Thunder Bay turkeys
- The mystery behind the deaths of some turkeys in the Mountain Road area seems to have been solved with the help of a wildlife pathologist. more »
- Fort William First Nation assessing flood damage
- Flooded homes and washed out roads prompted Fort William First Nation to declare a state of emergency. more »
- Horwath says NDP will support Ontario Liberal budget
- Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says her party will support the Liberal budget, avoiding a spring election, after the premier agreed to the NDP's call for an independent financial accountability officer. more »
Top News Headlines
- Oklahoma tornado death count not firm, governor says
- The number of deaths caused by the Oklahoma tornado may yet rise, Gov. Mary Fallin indicates, saying there have been 237 injuries reported in the aftermath of the storm 16 kilometres south of Oklahoma City. more »
- Children driven around too much, Canadian report suggests
- Fewer Canadian kids are commuting by walking or biking as a new report reveals a marked decline among young people using active modes of transportation. more »
- Senate set to debate expense audits amid greater scrutiny
- The Senate will debate its own committee's reports into living expenses claimed by three senators Tuesday night in a session that could see Senator Mike Duffy's claims sent back for a second audit. more »
- Keith Boag: Have you heard about the murderous abortion doctor?
- The gruesome trial and murder conviction of Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell is unlikely to change American abortion law, Keith Boag writes. But it has U.S. journalists questioning their priorities and how they cover such a sensitive issue. more »