A now-former superintendent at a B.C. school had his teaching certificate suspended after he misused nearly $29,000.
Bitgood misused a total of $28,888.12 between Oct. 6, 2012 and Sept. 17, 2016 for personal expenditures, the decision reads, and then claimed reimbursement for these expenses as “business travel, gifts for staff, curriculum and consulting.”
The society terminated his employment on Sept. 21, 2016, with an agreement that he would make monthly payments to pay back the money.
As for the provincial branch, Bitgood admitted to professional misconduct and agreed to a three-month suspension of his teaching certificate.