Monday, March 24, 2014 | 2:17 p.m.
A Clark County School District program that assists non-English-speaking parents has been suspended and five employees placed on leave while police continue investigating the possible misuse of public funds, officials said.
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said the remainder of the 22 employees in the Adult English Language Aquisition Services Department had been temporarily assigned to other positions.
Those placed on leave include two department administrators and three support staff employees, officials said.
The department is being reorganized, but program services should resume within two weeks, Skorkowsky said.
The department, funded by $1.09 million in state grants, provides literacy and life skills classes to non-English-speaking parents of CCSD students. The program also provides free notary services, domestic violence referrals, GED referrals and continuing education referrals.
Investigation into the department began last year after a person alerted the School District to a possible misuse of funds.
Metro Police last week served search warrants for two department offices, a private residence and a business, Metro Capt. Brett Primas said.
School District police are taking inventory of the department’s equipment, while Metro interviews staff members. The investigation is ongoing, and no criminal charges have been filed, Primas said.