Blackfoot School District admits payment cover-up


The Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho’s (PERSI) oversight board could decide at its September meeting to reduce the tax amounts assessed to fund the Firefighters Retirement System.

The Blackfoot School District reached a settlement with its former superintendent in the amount of nearly $211,000, according to an Associated Press story in the Idaho Statesman, but tried to hide it by filing the agreement in his personnel file, which is private under state law.

However, a Blackfoot teacher, the Idaho Falls Post-Register and the Idaho Freedom Foundation filed requests to gain access to any settlement and that request was approved by a district judge,  forcing the school district to release its settlement.

The district has made one payment to the former superintendent with another scheduled for July 2013.

Read the full AP story here.

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