The state auditor found $11,000 unaccounted for in the Olentangy Local School district financial records, Watchdog 10's Paul Aker reported on Friday.
Investigators focused on a pair of athletic directors, who allegedly collected money and spent it without approval.
School district officials said that the money was not used for personal reasons, Aker reported.
"It's not about improper use of funds, it's about unauthorized expenses," Olentangy Local Schools Superintendent Dr. Wade Lucas said.
A state audit obtained by Watchdog 10 showed that the men in charge of athletics at two of the district's high schools created bank accounts using money raised at sports tournaments.
The audit shows they then wrote thousands of dollars worth of checks out of those accounts that no one approved, Aker reported.
The athletic directors were found to have opened bank accounts using their personal information.
The audit said that the athletic director at Olentangy High School spent $3,900 out of a booster account. The auditor said that the athletic director at Olentangy Liberty High School spent $7,300 on unauthorized purchases, $380 on meals and $480 on a gym membership.
"Those funds were raised on student athlete use and they were spent on student athletes," Wade said. "Unfortunately, we did not have the proper documentation and didn't follow the proper process for those accounts."
The athletic directors were ordered to reimburse all of the unauthorized purchases. The school district implemented new procedures to prevent this from happening again.
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