Hempstead school spending catches eye of Nassau DA, state comptroller
The Hempstead School District?s spending has now caught the eyes of two top officials following accusations of misappropriation of funds.
Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon and State Comptroller Alan Hevesi are looking more closely into the district?s spending after a community activist?s accusations. Sharleen Reshard claimed administrators and board members were spending thousands of dollars in food, travel and hotels, all at the taxpayer?s expense. Hempstead Schools Superintendent Nathanial Clay defends the spending, citing business meetings and trips, he says, to help the district.
Hevesi says there are serious administrative problems at Hempstead.
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