A Prairie South School Division employee has been fired for allegedly stealing nearly $19,000 from the division.
The Ministry of Education released their second-quarter loss report on Monday. The report looks at losses within the province’s school divisions between Dec. 1, 2017, and Feb. 28, 2018.
The report indicated $18,795 of school division money was pocketed over a certain amount of time. The theft was reported on Dec. 18, 2017.
The employee was fired after an investigation by the school division.
Only $6,749 was recovered with $12,046 still unaccounted for.
Prairie South School Board Chair Tim McLeod said there are protocols and procedures in place to identify issues like this and they worked well.
He declined to comment further, saying the investigation is in the hands of Moose Jaw Police Service.
Bus parts, television among other losses
Money wasn’t the only thing taken from schools over the three-month time-period.
Regina Public School Division lost $7,440 according to the report.
In August of 2017, three interactive projectors delivered to a Regina Public School Division school were taken during construction leading to a loss of $5,808. The equipment has still not been located and a police report was filed.
During the same month, a 49 inch television — worth about $661 — was delivered to a school during construction and couldn’t be found.
In July of 2017, a student reportedly stole and destroyed a laptop from a classroom. Police and guardians were notified of the incident.
A Saskatchewan Rivers School Division bus yard was broke into and parts were stolen on Dec. 15, 2017.
The parts were valued at $4,600 and an insurance claim is being filed.
Later that month, a fuel tank at a school was broken into and diesel fuel was stolen along with surveillance equipment. The reported loss was $1,200.
A laptop and three iPads were taken from a South East Cornerstone School Division. The $2,709 loss was reported to RCMP and the devices were disabled from the school division’s information station.
Approximately $550 worth of practical applied supplies were taken from a Good Spirit School Division on Jan. 15, 2018.