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T-U: Gov. Scott wants investigation of FSCJ spending

11:00 AM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott wants a state inspector to review the spending of the Florida State College at Jacksonville's college foundation, according to our news partner, The Florida Times-Union.

Scott also wants a review of the contracts of all presidents in the state college system, the T-U reports. On Tuesday, the FSCJ board accepted college president Steven Wallace's offer to step down. Wallace will receive nearly $1.2 million in salary and benefits through June 2014.

Last month, Scott called for a review of FSCJ leadership "from the top down."

A recent outside study identified numerous problems, including travel and leadership structure. In June, Wallace and District Board of Trustees Chairman Jim McCollum announced that an audit showed too many financial aid appeals were granted without proper documentation, costing the school $2.5 million.

Also among the school's recent issues were changes in financial aid also affecting how FSCJ vocational students received their aid, and the school had to grant short-term loans to several of those students.

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