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Agents Raid Scranton School District Again

December 5, 2018

Law enforcement agents once again visited the Scranton School District today. As the corruption probe intensifies, the agents raided South Scranton Intermediate School, where the district’s information technology department has equipment stored. District Superintendent Alexis Kirijan, Ed.D., notified school directors of the raid this morning, directors Paige Gebhardt Cognetti and Katie Gilmartin confimed. This is at least the second time in about two weeks that investigators from state police or the state attorney general’s office have visited the district. Last month, agents raided the offices of the transportation director and school board secretary and left with documents and computers. Following September’s arrest of the former fleet manager, the state investigation of the financially struggling school district has appeared to expand. For the last year, the district has faced intense scrutiny from the state, from entering financial watch status to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issuing a scathing report last fall, criticizing district leadership and operations. The auditor general also questioned the costs of the district’s no-bid contracts with DeNaples Transportation, and some school directors later questioned whether prior contracts were even legal. Check back for updates. Contact the writer: shofius@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9133; @hofiushallTT on Twitter

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