Friday, February 27, 2015

C. J Huff to hold press conference as audit is officially released

A few moments ago, Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff revealed to staff how he is going to handle the release of the state audit of the school district on Tuesday.

Originally, a 5 p.m. meeting had been scheduled for that day with State Auditor Thomas Schweich revealing the contents of the audit. With Schweich's death Thursday, plans changed and now the audit will be released to the public on the state auditor's website.

Huff, shown in protective gear as he awaits the fallout from the audit, told staff that he plans to answer all of the public's questions:

I just got off the phone with the State Auditor's Office. As it stands right now we will receive the final draft, embargoed audit results on Monday. The results will be posted on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. on the State Auditor's website.

Joplin Schools will also post the audit results at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning on our district website. A press conference will be held at 10 a.m. as well. A location for the press conference will be determined on Monday. We are also tentatively planning a community event Tuesday evening to give patrons the opportunity to ask questions regarding the report. Time and location regarding the community event will be determined on Monday as well.

As they deal with the tragic loss of Auditor Schweich, we continue to work closely with the staff of the State Auditor's Office and will keep you apprised of any changes or new information.

Thanks and have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Let the spin - begin!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ending his message with "and have a great weekend!", right after talking about "the tragic loss of Auditor Schweich" is extraordinarily tone-deaf, although it might hint at how he views getting audited. Or perhaps about gaining much more control over how the audit will be presented.

Anonymous said...

I'm really laughing out loud about the fallout remark. Funny stuff.

Anonymous said...

CJ looks like a chubby 12 year old in that hat.

Anonymous said...

So, is he going to take any questions from the press (excepting the Globe, which won't bother to ask any), or is he just going to stand there and stammer and stutter around like he does when he is lying? This is his big opportunity to exploit yet another tragic situation. I can't imagine he will waste it. He only wastes money, not opportunities.

Anonymous said...

If we are going to poke fun at the picture, then how 'bout the caption:

"Where are the cheetos pilgrim?"

Anonymous said...

He's just going to cry and say he was there and tried to save him