Investigation coming into allegations in Ashland-area schools

Jun 21, 2012

Southern Boone County School District is preparing to investigate a long list of accusations of administrative deficiencies.

Former Assistant Superintendent of Southern Boone School District Carolyn Deffenbaugh released a formal resignation letter that included several allegations against the school board and administration. Deffenbaugh accused Superintendent Charlotte Miller of favoritism, careless spending and mismanagement. Miller says the letter is being taking very seriously.

“Every accusation we are going to address and review and we just want to get this information. We owe it to our public to make sure we’ve investigated this clearly because there is clear attacks on the board as well as the administration,” Miller said.

Click here to see a .pdf of the letter. Or .txt here.

In the letter, Deffenbaugh writes that the superintendent is wasting tax payer’s dollars by creating unnecessary positions. She also accuses Miller of favoring Southern Boone Middle School principal Bob Simpson with extra staff members and undeserved raises. Deffenbaugh writes she decided to resign after 4 years as assistant superintendent after the board offered her a raise she believes is unfair. Miller says the position will remain vacant until the board can reassess the job needs for the district.