Robeson schools' superintendent quits.

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“Robeson schools' superintendent quits.” News and Observer (Raleigh, NC) 22 November 1997: A3.


Purnell Swett, superintendent of Robeson County Schools, sent a letter of resignation following an audit which revealed he had given himself $17,972 in back salary payments without School Board approval. The school system's deputy finance officer, Athelia Locklear, has, like Swett, been on administrative leave since August. The audit report showed that she had paid herself $26,000 in school funds without Board approval.

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