Colorado City Schools Set to be Returned to Local Control; AG's Office Sits on Fraud Investigation
|Texas authorities last year released pictures of former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs making out with underage girls.|
The corruption and financial mismanagement of the school district was unearthed six years ago by the tenacious reporting of former New Times reporter John Dougherty and resulted in a state audit and investigation. The audit backed up Dougherty's findings, like the purchase of an unneeded $200,000 airplane, and the state put the district in receivership.
|Image: John Dougherty|
|Alvin Barlow, former Colorado City Unified School District Superintendent, has somehow managed to avoid criminal indictment.|
Sure, Fundamentalist Mormon cult leader Warren Jeffs is in jail, accused of arranging marriages and, most recently, raping girls.
But is the basic power structure the same in Colorado City? Without an ark-load of indictments, we'd have to guess "yes."