NCSD Administrators Address District Spending

Natrona County School District administrators addressed concerns about district credit cards use over the past two years.

Saturday morning, administrators hosted reporters at school offices to address spending between 2016 and 2017.

Employees spent ten million dollars on expenses in a 20 month period.
Superintendent Steve Hopkins says while they believe there was no misuse of the cards, they need to find ways to improve the system.

“Improvement is a hallmark of this school district,” Hopkins said. “We believe in what we call continuous improvement. That implies that we can get better and when we become aware of a way to be better, we get after it.”

Business Services Director Ryan Kelly said with over half of district employees using cards, there is room for error.

“There are fourteen hundred card holders and they are human beings,” Kelly said. “So there is human error at times where a card will be used by mistake.”

To increase transparency, Hopkins says reports on district spending will be available on the school district website starting Monday.