In addition to paying for nonexistent consulting services, the school district reported $18,000 of that sum in the Superintendent's retirement package.
When School Directors accepted Mulroy's resignation in 2012, it was conditioned on their willingness to continue paying her $4,808 every two weeks as a "consultant."
DePasquale found that this payment amounted to a "significant noncompliance" with relevant state laws. "[I]t is unclear what benefit, if any, the District received in exchange for the $142,608 it paid to or on behalf of the former Superintendent." He concluded that the Board abandoned its fiduciary responsibility for even entering into this agreement.
In its response, the School District called General DePasquale's conclusions "to be subjective and conjecture."
The Auditor General stated the public is entitled to be made aware of the reasons for agreeing to pay a retiring or former employee for consulting services.