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BPS Athletic Department under investigation for allegedly misspending funds

Posted by Justin Rice  July 17, 2013 08:59 AM

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The Boston Globe is reporting that the Boston public schools’ athletics department is being investigated for allegedly misspending funds related to the purchase of equipment and supplies.

Click here to read a summary of the story on Boston.com.

Boston Globe subscribers can read the full story at BostonGlobe.com.

“The exact nature of the investigations — which are being conducted by Boston police, the Massachusetts inspector general’s office, and the Boston Finance Commission — remains unclear,” the story states. “The investigating agencies declined to share details, and the School Department denied a Globe public records request for a copy of an audit of spending on athletics, saying it was not finished and could not be shared anyway because of ‘an ongoing law enforcement investigation.’”

The story also states that Athletics Director Kenneth Still will retire in October, although Still said his retirement has no connection to the investigation.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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Several reporters, editors and correspondents contribute updates, news and features to the BPS Sports Blog:
  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
  • Ryan Butler -- A Rhode Island native and avid Boston sports fan, Butler played basketball, baseball and football throughout his time in Barrington Public Schools. Now currently in his middler year at Northeastern University, he joins Boston.com as a correspondent for the site's BPS coverage. Have a story idea? Contact him at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on his Twitter @butler_globe.
Also expect updates from Boston.com High School sports editor Zuri Berry and the Globe staff.