Ethics and Elections Commission 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