Iowa Association of School Boards
- See also: Iowa government sector lobbying
Income and expenses
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(included in total income)
Note: Tax years begin July 1 and end June 30 of the following year.
Executive Director scandal
In April 2009, the association fired its Executive Director. The director increased her salary to $367,000 without the consent of the Iowa Association of School Boards governing board. The board fired the now-former Executive Director Maxine Kilcrease under a clause in her contract that allowed the association to withhold the remainder of her contract amount in cases of "moral turpitude." Additionally, Kilcrease would be required to reimburse the organization for roughly $50,000 in pay, in addition to the $59,000 Kilcrease repaid in early April 2010. Kilcrease had fired several employees of the organization, justifying that by stating it was in order to address a $1.5 millions pay gap, while giving pay raises to herself and staff responsible for her being hired.
Misconduct and financial discrepancies
The organization's Skills Iowa program mistakenly double-billed taxpayers for $500,000 worth of expenses in 2009. The association also mistakenly under-billed school districts for $700,000 worth of fuel it helped them acquire, and in 2008 it forgave a $491,000 loan to the National School Foundation Association, which it helped launch.
The association now owes roughly $1 million to various financial companies that assist Iowa school districts with their short-term borrowing needs.