The parents club that raises money for Enterprise athletics is under audit by the school district after its former president said she noticed improper pruchases on financial statements.
Claudia Licata, former president of the sports booster club, said she noticed improper purchases on the booster club’s financial statements in early April. From there, Licata said she met with school officials and told them what she found.
Enterprise principal Ryan Johnson said the school then informed the Shasta Union High School District and local law enforcement about “procedural mishandlings.”
Johnson said the next step is for the Shasta Union High School District to complete an audit of the sports booster club’s finances. From there, the Redding Police Department can decide if it wants to conduct its own investigation, Johnson said.
While the booster club is technically a separate entity from the school, Licata said the club typically pays out $25,000 to $30,000 to Enterprise sports teams each year. It raises that money from sports ticket sales, concessions and other fundraising ventures.
Licata said three members of the booster club had access to the club’s finances, but she did not specify the names of the other two boosters.
Licata posted about the incident last Friday afternoon on Facebook, writing that she first noticed something was wrong when she went to the bank in early April to access some financial statements.
“I came across the EHS Booster statement and quickly realized things were not as I believed them to be,” Licata wrote. “I quickly called a fellow booster member to meet me at the bank to pull all information. We began an audit of our own and called for administration of EHS to meet us at the school ASAP.”
“We presented our findings and requested from the District to perform a full audit,” Licata wrote.
Since news of the audit spread around Enterprise, the sports booster club has replaced its board and named a new president in Tara Hartman.
Hartman did not immediately respond to a message sent to her Monday via Facebook.
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Enterprise sports booster club under audit in connection to improper purchases
Former booster club president Claudia Licata said the club typically pays out $25,000 to $30,000 to Enterprise sports teams each year.
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