Greasy Elementary School District faces Oklahoma audit 

Here's a new subject to add to the reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic going on in one Adair County school district: 'rony.

According to The Associated Press, an audit released last week by the state auditor and inspector's office uncovered some funky math in the " apparently too aptly named " Greasy Elementary School District in Stilwell.

The story, sporting the headline "State audit finds problems at Greasy Schools" (awesome!), notes a former superintendent took home $49,369 over what his contract provided for between 2004 and 2007, according to the audit. That's the equivalent of state per-pupil spending on seven students, for the curious.

Then, per the report, there were four other Greasy employees, whose overpayments amounted to more than $100,000 those years (14 kids' spending!).

(Incidentally, 21 children is one-fifth of Greasy Elementary School's entire student body, according to

We'd be inclined to slime the far-eastern Oklahoma school district staffers with all the wordplay, but there's the little matter of from whence the audit came: the office of former state auditor Jeff McMahan, who stepped down in June after he and his wife were convicted on counts of conspiracy and accepting bribes. Yeesh. Where's the Ajax when you need it?

To be fair, since January, 174 audits performed by the office have been under the leadership of Michelle Day, deputy state auditor, according to another AP story. (And you thought CFN never took the high road!)

The audit also reports the Greasy district increased its allocation by $295,000, despite no revenue to support the increase and a projection that this past school year would undergo a budget shortfall, according to AP.

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