“We’re pretty much broke,” District superintendent fired after allegedly misusing district funds

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MCALESTER, Okla. – An Oklahoma school board unanimously voted to fire a superintendent on Saturday night after allegations arose of misuse of school funds.

According to KJRH, the McAlester school board voted four to zero to fire Superintendent Marsha Gore.

The board said Gore and her husband violated school district policy by using school funds for personal use.

“We are in a financial crisis that the superintendent, with the assistance of her husband, has helped create that crisis,” said Bill Ervin, the attorney for the school board.

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KTUL spoke to James Northcutt, who is the new interim superintendent for the district.

“We’re, we’re pretty much broke,” Northcutt said.

At this point, officials say they are still trying to figure out exactly how much money was misused by Gore.

According to the Associated Press, Gore’s husband Skip, the district’s suspended plant operations manager, will face a termination hearing Feb. 12 and 13 related to his alleged involvement.

The Gores have denied the allegations.

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