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Rockwood school board member, Steve Smith, resigns following audit

(l) Rockwood School Supt. Dr. Bruce Borchers (r) Steve Smith (l) Rockwood School Supt. Dr. Bruce Borchers (r) Steve Smith Image Source: www.iheardthepeoplesay.org
A Rockwood School board member has resigned after being targeted in a Missouri audit.

Steve Smith sent a letter last night announcing his resignation days after an audit was critical of district overspending on construction projects.

The audit claims Glenn Construction Co. was overpaid by more than $1.2 million over the last 10 years. That's the same company where Smith works. State Auditor Tom Schweich concluded that Smith failed to abstain from votes giving projects to Glenn Construction while he worked for the firm.

Smith says he is stepping aside so the focus can be on the children of the district.

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