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Orchard Hill PTA Missing Thousands

North Canton Superintendent Michael Gallina says organization isn't ready to point the finger yet over missing $3,551.

PTA is missing thousands of dollars, but members aren't ready to say it was stolen.

President Dawn Douglass filed a police report this week, stating the group was missing $3,351, The Canton Repository reported Thursday. North Canton City Schools Superintendent Michael Gallina on Friday said the organization wants to make sure it did nothing wrong before it points the finger at anyone in particular.

"They don't not want to accuse anyone at this time," he said. "They want to make sure that it was not a clerical error before it becomes a matter of researching lost money. They wanted the police involved because that's what their PTA suggested they should do."

Gallina also reiterated the PTA's desire to remain silent on the matter.

"They feel ill-equipped or not comfortable (discussing the missing money with the media)," he said. "They want to not create a problem for the investigation."

The PTA is a private organization, but Gallina said the district is always willing to aid the group because of its "arms-length affiliation."

"We'll help in any way they would like us to," Gallina said.

Terra Davie March 23, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Do the people that handle the money for these organizations have to be bonded? This seems to be a trend in ours and neighboring districts. It makes you think twice every time you want to support the different organizations.

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