June 14, 2019

SLO County school districts may have misspent developer fees, grand jury finds

Several San Luis Obispo County school districts may have misspent fees paid to them by developers, a civic Grand Jury found, potentially opening the door for legal action.

The Grand Jury found special fees paid by developers that are supposed to fund construction or reconstruction at local schools were being spent on things that don’t fit into that category, such as regular maintenance items, ceiling fans and other materials and supplies, according to a report released Tuesday.

The report stops short, however, of accusing any district of misusing the fees on any specific project, but it does recommended that the county Office of Education get more involved in oversight.

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