Fraud Tip Line
Regional School District 13 Fraud Tip Line
An employee or interested citizen who suspects fraud may report his or her concerns through the following form below or tip line phone number listed below.
The Superintendent shall designate a person or persons who shall be responsible for reporting the receipt of any suspected fraud directly to the the Superintendent and/or Board Chairperson.
The Superintendent and/or Board Chairperson within 72 hours of receiving a report of suspected fraudulent activity will inform the full Board of Education of the suspected fraud. If the suspicion of fraud has to do with senior management, the complaint shall be handled by the Board Chairperson who shall inform the full Board of Education. The Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee shall have primary responsibility for any necessary investigations, and will coordinate with legal counsel and other internal or external departments and agencies as appropriate. The Board Chairperson shall have primary responsibility for any necessary investigations, and will coordinate with legal counsel and other internal or external departments and agencies if the suspected fraud involves a member of senior management of the Board of Education.
Fraud, financial improprieties or irregularities include, but are not limited to:
- Forgery or unauthorized alteration of any document or account belonging to the District.
- Forgery or unauthorized alteration of a check, bank draft or any other financial document.
- Misappropriation of funds, securities, supplies or other assets.
- Impropriety in the handling of money or reporting of financial transactions.
- Profiteering as a result of insider information of District information or activities.
- Disclosing confidential and/or proprietary information to outside parties.
- Accepting or seeking anything of material value from contractors, vendors, or persons providing services to the District based on any understanding that the vote, official action or judgment of the person would be or had been influenced thereby.
- Destroying, removing or inappropriately using records, furniture, fixtures or equipment.
- Failing to provide financial records to authorized state or local entities.
- Any other dishonest or fraudulent act.
The Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee shall investigate reports of fraudulent activity in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. All employees involved in the investigation shall be advised to keep information about the investigation confidential. Notwithstanding anything contained in this policy to the contrary, the district will comply with the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.
If an investigation substantiates the occurrence of fraudulent activity, the Superintendent shall issue a report to the Board of Education. The final disposition of the matter and any decision to file a criminal complaint or to refer the matter to a law enforcement agency and/or a regulatory agency for independent investigation shall be made in consultation with the Board Chairperson and legal counsel.
- The Fraud Tip Line should be used to report unlawful practice or acts that are contrary to the Regional School District 13 Board of Education Policies. Issues that can be grieved according to union contracts should not be reported through the hotline.
- Reports can be anonymous, but the investigation may be compromised with an inability to confirm allegations.
- False allegations will not be tolerated nor will the harassment or victimization of the individual who makes a complaint.
You may choose to:
Make a Report
Please provide as much detail in your report as possible, including who, what, where, and when the act occurred. Your report will remain anonymous unless you choose to fill in the Name, Phone and Email lines on the form.