School Board Loan to DA’s Office Not on Agenda

A loan of $30 thousand by the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) to the Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Attorney’s office is not on the agenda for tomorrow night’s 6:00 PM meeting at the Central Office, 410 South Farmerville Street.

See here the agenda.

Existence of the loan was uncovered by The (Monroe) News Star’s Education Reporter Barbara Leader, and published in the 10/5/14 edition of that newspaper.

Leader wrote that First Assistant District Attorney Andy Shealy asked for $10 thousand/month in “assistance payments” for July, August, and September. The money was for a truancy program the DA’s office administers for the school board, and that is normally funded by state and federal grants. Delays in reimbursement have caused “cash flow issues” for the DA’s office, Leader wrote.

The loan would be repaid no later that 12/31, wrote Leader, citing the agreement.

Neither board President Otha Anders, nor Superintendent Danny Bell would comment on the loan arrangement, wrote Leader.

Late last year, Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO) documented efforts by the DA’s office to squeeze money from the Lincoln Parish Police Jury (LPPJ) and the Union Parish Police Jury (UPPJ) to cover ongoing expenses.

Among the routine reports to be heard by the board Tuesday are:

September sales taxes
Personnel

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9 Responses to “School Board Loan to DA’s Office Not on Agenda”

  1. James Says:

    “cash flow issues”… I heard they didn’t make payroll again a few weeks ago.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    WHY WOULD THE DA’S OFFICE NEED MONEY FOR TRUANCY PROGRAMS IN JULY? SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION. SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED FOR THE MOST PART BY TAXPAYERS. AREN’T THOSE MONIES DEDICATED FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES…… IN THIS CASE …….STUDENTS? I CAN TH INK OF MANY OTHER USES FOR THAT MUCH MONEY…………NAMELY THE CLASSROOM TO BE SPENT ON THE STUDENTS. DOESN’T THIS REPRESENT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST SINCE SHEALY IS AN ADA AND LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE BOARD? AND HOW CAN BELL AUTHORIZE THIS WITHOUT BOARD APPROVAL? WHY DID NEITHER BELL OR THE LPSB PRESIDENT COMMENT IN THE ARTICLE? THIS IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ON MANY LEVELS AND JUST PLAIN WRONG ON MANY OTHERS!! TEACHERS DON’T GET PAID ENOUGH AS IT IS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE BEING CUT ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THERE IS NO $$ BUT WE CAN FIND MONEY TO “LOAN” THE DA’S OFFICE?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I HOPE SOMEONE CAN GET SOME ANSWERS BECAUSE THE REFUSAL TO COMMENT MAKES THE WHOLE SITUATION LOOK CROOKED.

  4. CAPSLOCK!!!! Says:

    Caps Lock is not your friend.

  5. Rip Says:

    Building up to a new tax proposal.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I hope the current D.A. candidates are being asked how they would cut expenditures since the office has obviously outgrown its revenues.

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