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Dundee school fund investigation continues

DUNDEE--Local authorities are actively pursuing an investigation for a discrepancy with the funds of the 2017 Dundee senior class.
Dundee Superintendent Kelly Houck explained, "We recently found out there was a problem in the handling of the funds for the senior class." Houck said they are not stating the total of the missing funds now, but that forensic accounting will be completed to audit the totals.
Yates County Sheriff Ronald Spike said Friday, Jan. 27 that former Dundee teacher Amy Corron is a person of interest in the investigation. Corron was an English teacher at the school and also was the yearbook and a senior class advisor. She worked at the school since 2011. Corron resigned in January of this year and took a leave of absence back in December, 2016.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25 the school held a meeting for senior class parents to update them on the situation and also ask for their help to document donations, deposits and other contributions made prior to the investigation.
Houck, Yates County District Attorney Valerie Gardner and Investigator Patrick Breuer spoke at the meeting and told the group they didn't expect to have any resolution within a short period of time.
Gardner said, "We also wanted to make sure the parents share with us any supporting financial information they may have about the senior class trip funds".
Houck said, "Even with the dollar discrepancies for the funds, the class will still be making their senior trip to Lake George over the Memorial Day weekend. If the problems about the trip funds had not come up, is it possible that the seniors may have considered a different location for their trip? Maybe and maybe not. Is it possible that the seniors may have planned to spend more money on their trip than they may now? Maybe and maybe not."
On Jan. 26, Shannon Rosemier (who listed her niece in the class) posted a new fundraising effort on the website gofundme.com. On the internet, the page solicits donations with the wording including: "Let's come together and help raise the funds to these well deserving seniors for their senior trip and other activities they may need money for to make their senior year memorable! They have worked so hard and didn't deserve what happen to them! My niece is one of these seniors and it's just not fair."
As of Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, the gofundme.com site showed $795 donated on a goal of $1,500.
Houck added, "The school is in full cooperation with this investigation and we intend to pursue justice to the fullest extent of the law."






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