GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – A Texas news station is blowing the lid off a local school superintendent’s pricey perks paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Fox 4 launched an investigation in March into the lavish lifestyles of North Texas school superintendents, and it uncovered one superintendent in particular who is living the high life heavily subsidized by local taxpayers.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District purchased a home and five acres near a popular fine arts academy for nearly $700,000 about a year and a half ago, allegedly with plans to build another access road to the school or additional educational facilities.
But a district spokesperson told GPISD has no timetable for following through on the plans, and confirmed superintendent Susan Hull currently lives in the four-bedroom, two and a half bath, 2,700 square foot home.
The Dallas Central Appraisal District valued the property at $400,000, but Hull is exempt from paying what would be a $12,000 annual property tax bill because it’s owned by the taxpayers.
The discovery prompted Fox 4 to dig deeper, and district officials released additional records four months after the station submitted a public information request that reveal taxpayers also footed the bill for $125,000 in renovations to the home that were never approved by the school board. more here