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Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

Madison County, AL School Administrator Improperly Uses Warehouse for Auto Body Work

After investigating a complaint, the Alabama Ethics Commission found that the district's Operations and Auxiliary Department director has been improperly using the system warehouse to do auto body work, reported Margo Gray,

Director Dan Evans had been keeping his daughter's Corvette in the warehouse on school property while he used the system tech center spray booth to prime it.

Gray reported that state law prevents public employees from using their position for personal gain.

Another school official told Gray that Evans' personal trailer, where he normally stores the car, was being used by warehouse workers to move school supplies, leaving the car in the warehouse. The official also said Evans agreed to donate back to the school to cover the costs.

Gray reported that Evans has worked with the system for well over a decade, and was a candidate for superintendent two years ago. Evans has paid $150 dollars in restitution to the commission since the minor violation.

However, it was confirmed by John Carroll, acting commission director, that Dan Evans has requested an administrative ruling on the violation. Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard needs to approve it first.

The commission and the DA would then have to agree on an appropriate penalty, which could result in a fine of up to $1,000, reported Gray.

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