Documents show Black Hawk principal misused school funds

Documents show Black Hawk principal misused school funds

The principal of Black Hawk Middle School, who resigned last month while the school’s finances were under review, likely used school funds for personal expenses, according to documents from the district.

Kenya Walker had been the principal at Black Hawk Middle School for two years when she resigned April 28. She resigned as the district was doing what it called a standard review of financial practices.

District documents released to News 3 Wednesday show that investigators believe Walker and office staff weren’t following proper protocol when it comes to handling district funds and district credit cards.

The investigators also found that Walker likely used district cards for personal purchases, including bus tickets and Uber rides, and Walker’s sister somehow had access to the card to pay a phone bill.

The documents show Walker disputed some of the allegations, for example she claimed the bus tickets were for a school function, but investigators said they don’t believe that was the case.

A spokesperson for Madison schools released a statement Wednesday:

“We’re disappointed to learn of these actions from a former principal. Our principals in general do an excellent job of managing the finances of their schools and this is a rare but serious incident. We have full faith in the Black Hawk team, and I’m looking forward to moving forward and supporting our students and staff in finishing the school year strong.”

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