Hanover Area Gets Over $200K For Van Overpayment
Hanover Area School District has received $243,621 from an insurance carrier due to an overpayment to a van transportation provider, school board member Vic Kopko said.
CM Regent Insurance covered the loss and will then try to recover the payment with a lawsuit against the transportation provider, Solicitor Jack Dean said. The district paid a deductible of $1,000.
The district overpaid Frank and Dorothy Ciavarella for a van service, and the school board terminated the van service in February. Their son, Frank Ciavarella Jr., decided to temporarily step down as school board president, but has remained on the board.
The state Auditor General’s Office has finished an audit of school district transportation finances and is going to issue a report on its findings, Dean said. The overpayment was the result of an employee inputting inaccurate mileage amounts, Dean said in February.
On Feb. 15, the board appointed Terry Schnee as acting superintendent because William Jones was placed on a paid leave of absence. Jones and his attorney Charles Coslett said he unfairly being punished for failing to supervise the employee responsible for the overpayment.
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