Arrests for Theft of PTA and School Funds an Unpleasant Reality

Steve Satterly posted a news item earlier relating to the criminal investigation of an Indiana school PTA official.  The investigation centers around missing funds from the organization and is typical of the cases that often occur when money comes up missing from school affiliated organizations.  This case shows the needs for thoughtful control of how money is collected and handled in almost any setting where groups of people and moderate to large sums of money are involved. 

Proper accounting procedures combined with good internet security practices are always a good idea.  There are people out there who will jump at the chance to steal money and sadly, schools and the organizations that support them are not immune to these risks.

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.