El Reno Tribune reader Karen Snowden read our first installment and had a few questions.
The Tribune forwarded the questions to El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay for answers.
Snowden was involved in wrestling and cheer booster clubs for close to a decade.
With the school controlling parent money, do they have the ability to not approve a P.O.?
McVay answer: Sponsors approve all requests. If Shannon Ward verifies that money is available and the request isn’t for something illegal, it is approved. But technically it might could not be approved.
I have turned down requests to spend funds out of activity funds. I have said no to Hooters, Twin Peaks and a wine-tasting event at the Canadian County Fairgrounds.
Will programs get less funding when they see how much the boosters raise?
McVay answer: I don’t know any reason they would get less, do you?
Will P.O.’s be approved same day or is an officer going to be out the money for a week or longer waiting for reimbursement?
McVay answer: P.O.’s are reimbursed and checks are written every business day. The business office is open year-round.
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