Alamance-Burlington School System Deputy Superintendent Lowell Rogers has been suspended with pay following recent charges of failure to report a crime against a juvenile, ABSS announced Feb. 20. 

ABSS Public Information Officer Les Atkins said the school district is cooperating fully with law enforcement and taking steps to address the charges.

“ABSS takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students,” Atkins wrote in a statement to Elon News Network. 

This comes just one day after chief financial officer Kim McVey left the school district amid a financial crisis and legislative investigation. Rogers had taken on the role of acting chief financial officer yesterday, Feb. 19.

In summer 2023, ABSS spent nearly $26 million on cleaning up 32 of its 36 schools after a mold outbreak. School board chair Sandy Ellington-Graves declared that the school district was in financial crisis in November 2023. At the end of January, ABSS Superintendent Dain Butler announced a plan to lay off and reduce hours for over 50 employees, including school nurses, social workers and counselors, which was put on hold after county commissioners approved $250,000 to delay the reduction in force. State Sen. Amy Galey requested the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations look into the financial crisis two weeks ago on Feb. 5.