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School officials to keep closer watch on funds
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Reports of booster club members embezzling money from the organizations they were representing have been in the news. Warren County is no different where Jennifer Fisher, former WCHS color guard coach, was indicted for stealing Band Booster Club funds. Over $23,000 worth of money was missing from the club, but only $3,465 could be traced to Fisher.As a result of seemingly easy access to large amounts of cash generated through club fundraisers, local school officials are bearing down on school support organizations and the way in which they will account for all money coming into, and going out, of the organizations.Director of Schools Bobby Cox, along with school system attorney Robin Phillips, recently held a meeting with school support organization representatives explaining the school system’s new fundraising policy.A school support organization (SSO) must do the following:• File a copy of their charter with the Secretary of State.