Spa Getaway Bites Ex-Superintendent in the Butt
The lengthy report also finds that Carter misappropriated school district funds by becoming politically involved (which is illegal) in last November's hotly contested school board elections.
- To Peggy Lynch, of Springboard Schools he wrote in an email: "...if there is anyway [sic] you can influence or support the following candidates running in our district, it would be greatly appreciated. The ones I am hopeful will get elected are: [p] Erin Kutnick [p] Duane Stiff [p] Andrea Kooiman [p] Ken Maddux [sic]...If they prevail we will have a dynamite school district once again. If they don't, well I doubt I'll see Christmas in Capo!!"
- He later directed his assistant Heather Wheeler to "prepare an agenda that allows Andrea [Kooiman] to visit 2-3 schools per day" and "alert the principals that she will be visiting."
- He also contacted county superintendent of schools William Habermehl asking for the endorsement of the same four candidates. Habermehl later pulled his endorsements.
- To ex-trustee Sheila Benecke (who was recalled in June 2008), he wrote: "What's the word on the street? Will I be stuck with [candidates Sue] Palazzo and Mike Winsten? If so, I need to give notice to my landlord!!"