Hawkins school budget director explains misleading ‘cash shortage’

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ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Schools Budget Director Melissa Farmer has spent much of the past couple weeks explaining a very misleading state audit finding which identifies “a cash shortage of $64,800.

That finding is actually related to theft and misconduct criminal charges pending against the former Rogersville water superintendent Shawn Hatchett, and was not the result of anything the school system did wrong.

Farmer explained to the county commission’s Budget Committee Monday that the school system initially received a clean audit with no findings.



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