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Emails detail dispute over money moved in Lee’s Summit superintendent’s lofty contract extension | fox4kc.com

Fox C-6 Watchdogs: While You're Waiting for Fox's State Audit To Be Released!

Fox C-6 Watchdogs: While You're Waiting for Fox's State Audit To Be Released!



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While you're waiting for the Missouri State Auditor's office to release the results of the Fox C-6 audit, you may wish to read the state auditor's report of the Lee's Summit School District which was released in February 2014. The Lee's Summit state audit will give you an idea of what an audit report looks like. The last state audit of Fox C-6 was completed in 2002. I wrote about that audit back in 2013. The link to that audit on the Missouri State Auditor's website has been moved and is no longer valid.
Why check out the Lee's Summit school district audit? Well, the Lee's Summit superintendent and school board president and several board members are currently under fire by the citizens of Lee's Summit. Citizens are upset after it was brought to their attention that the superintendent was dating one of the attorney…

Lee's Summit superintendent placed on administrative leave | Local News - KMBC Home

Lee's Summit School District president resigns, superintendent on administrative leave - + KSHB.com

Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education president to step down - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News

PAC formed to oust Lee's Summit schools chief, board president | Local News - KMBC Home

PAC formed to oust Lee's Summit schools chief, board president | Local News - KMBC Home



Some people in Lee's Summit have formed a political action committee to oust the school superintendent and school board president.

Lee’s Summit group wants school superintendent and board president to resign | The Kansas City Star

Lee’s Summit group wants school superintendent and board president to resign | The Kansas City Star



A group of Lee’s Summit residents, unhappy about the school board approving a new three-year contact for superintendent David McGehee, is calling for his resignation. The group Citizens for a Better LSR7 said it also wants board president Terri Harmon and board member Chris Storms to step down. Members of the citizens group argue that while McGehee, the highest paid superintendent in Missouri, has continued to receive substantial salary and compensation package boosts, teachers have received meager raises over the years. District data show the average pay increase for McGehee since 2008 is 8 percent while the average pay increase for district employees in the same time frame is 2.2 percent. The new contract, supported by Harmon, calls for McGehee to earn a base salary of $304,300 for the 2016-2017 school year, plus an additional $60,857 in deferred compensation for forgoing other employment …

Commentary: A concerned tax payer has a few questions... - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News

Commentary: A concerned tax payer has a few questions... - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News



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Isn’t that why we are paying an exorbitant amount to the superintendent?  To ensure proper oversight of our tax dollars?  To ensure our teachers and our children get the maximum benefit from our hard earned money?  Who really is getting the benefit from our tax dollars?  I dare any accountant to submit the type of budget the district uses to report its expenditures and money management.  The budgets I have seen are largely propaganda touting how wonderful the district is with generic line items on a few pages that pass for accountability.  Compare the district budget to the City of Lee’s Summit budget if you want to see what a budget of very similar size should look like.



In addition, why did we spend millions of more dollars on CNG buses when clean diesel buses that use existing facilities and main…

Letter to the Editor: Timeline - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News

Letter to the Editor: Timeline - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News



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The Board of Education and Superintendent want the citizens to believe he had just begun his affair with Shellie Guin in the summer of 2015, when he first came forward with the revelation? That’s funny.



JANUARY 2015, concerns were expressed by members of the BOE regarding McGehee's proposed new salary contract and its negotiation and review by attorney, Shellie Guin. The BOE was already beginning to question the ethical and personal nature of the relationship between Guin and McGehee as rumors were circulating.


More Atrocities At The School Board Level

The following are comments from Bill Baird.  It seems that our school board president continues to work behind the scenes and is still trying to hide things from the public.

Dear Citizens of the Lee's Summit School District, I cannot believe that I am once again forced to shed light on more atrocities at the school board level. Dr. McGehee signed a new contract indicating his intentions to stay with the school district. He also asked that the board discuss a transition for him meaning a transition in the very near future not three years from now. First, Dr. McGehee signed a new contract, but he does not appear to even be leading our school district right now. To be honest I do not know who is currently making decisions for our district. Secondly, the contract Dr. McGehee signed is not valid. Once again, we have an attorney and a board president taking liberties to act on behalf of the board without our approval. The board did not approve all of the numbers in the contract Dr. McGehe…

Superintendent signs contract extension | Education | Lee's Summit Journal

Superintendent signs contract extension | Education | Lee's Summit Journal



The highest paid superintendent in the state will receive a raise when the district’s new fiscal year begins July 1. Lee’s Summit’s David McGehee’s new three-year contract extension calls for him to make a base salary of $304,300 for the 2016-17 school year, plus an additional $60,857 in deferred compensation for forgoing other employment opportunities.