Updated May 4, 2018 9:44 PM
Two Hempstead school board members on Friday condemned the release of an independent auditor’s preliminary report on the district’s finances to the media, saying it was politically motivated.
Trustees LaMont Johnson and David Gates said copies of the document by Plante Moran LLC, a Michigan-based certified public accounting and consulting firm, had been provided only to board members, district officials and the school district’s lawyer.
Every school board member “should be trying to let everyone know the positive things that are happening instead of trying to use the report for political gain,” Johnson said. “That’s exactly what’s going on.”