February 9, 2016

FBI interview USD 231 administrators

Debbie Hickman & Danedri Thompson
Federal agents visited with USD 231 administrators, including interim-superintendent Pam Stranathan on March 11. A U.S. Department of Justice official and an official from the Kansas Department of Education signed in as guests at the front office.
A former administrator, who wishes to remain anonymous, confirmed an interview with two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents several months ago. The former administrator said FBI agents asked questions about professional service contracts between the school board and USD 231. Investigators also asked questions about how district employees were treated by the administration and about the awarding of contracts for bond projects.
Stranathan would not comment.
The FBI would not comment on potential or ongoing investigations.
This story updated if and when more information becomes available.


  1. Gardnerwhos says:

    I’m loving the intrigue and mystery. Keep it coming.

  2. Walter H. says:

    Guys in suits with badges usually get answers. =)

  3. Judith Rogers says:

    As long as the FBI is in town, they should stop off at City Hall – in my opinion some of the politicians, appointees and bureaucrats there sure have thumbed their noses at the law on more than one occasion. To have excellent government entities, it calls for continuous oversight by the citizens who need to be doing their jobs and who have done a dismal job of that for years in my opinion and it is costing them an arm and leg and many adverse affects.

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