fraud investigation http://kplu.org en City panel could soon oversee ethics at Seattle Public Schools http://kplu.org/post/city-panel-could-soon-oversee-ethics-seattle-public-schools <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958263.mp3</p><p>An independent watchdog committee could soon take over ethics investigations at Seattle Public Schools. The move is an effort to rebuild public confidence after an audit exposed questionable spending and a lack of oversight at the school district.</p><p>When state auditors investigated nearly $2 million in misspent funds by school district employees, they say an &ldquo;atmosphere of fear and intimidation&rdquo; was one reason whistle-blowers didn&rsquo;t come forward.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:08:24 +0000 Charla Bear 1022 at http://kplu.org City panel could soon oversee ethics at Seattle Public Schools Goodloe-Johnson fired; Enfield to lead Seattle Schools http://kplu.org/post/goodloe-johnson-fired-enfield-lead-seattle-schools <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955561.mp3</p><p>Seattle&#39;s school board fired Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson&nbsp;and Don Kennedy, the district&#39;s chief financial officer, Wednesday evening, as was widely anticipated. The votes were unanimous.</p><p>The action was swift retribution following revelations of a financial scandal that drew the anger of board members and the public.&nbsp;The board then voted 6-1 to appoint Susan Enfield as interim superintendent.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:17:52 +0000 Jennifer Wing & KPLU News Staff 919 at http://kplu.org Goodloe-Johnson fired; Enfield to lead Seattle Schools