Ecole KB Woodward PAC was saving for a playground

Second PAC reports missing money

Police investigating financial irregularities of PACs at Ecole KB Woodward and Serpentine Heights Elementary School

Another school group is being investigated by the RCMP for funds that have gone missing.

The Leader reported that money had vanished from the bank account of a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for Ecole K.B. Woodward at 13130 106 Ave.

About $30,000 has gone missing from the account.

PACs raise money to pay for playgrounds, computers and other items not funded adequately by the provincial government.

It appears that school group isn’t the only one to have experienced financial anomalies.

Police now say they are investigating missing funds from the PAC at Serpentine Heights Elementary School.

”I can confirm we did initiate an investigation on July 29 with respect to funds and possible funds accounting irregularities at Serpentine Elementary,” Surrey RCMP Sgt. Alanna Dunlop said in an email response to questions from The Leader Friday.

The amount of money missing from Serpentine PAC is about $20,000.

A letter sent out to parents from K.B. Woodward from its                                                                                                   PAC said it was “very sad and frustrating news.”

Surrey School District spokesperson Doug Strachan said Friday it’s extremely rare for money to go missing from PACs, but points out these things happen in all sectors of the community.

“It’s particularly tragic I think, when it’s effectively taking money away from children, and the benefit of children,” Strachan said, pointing out that many of the kids have raised the money themselves.

That said, the group from01 that PAC met this week, and hardened their resolve to replace the money.

Anyone looking to help KB Woodward can donate to https://www.gofundme.com/2rx6rtg.

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