HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville City Schools have been cleared by the Ethics Commission in a case filed against school board members and the superintendent.
A general counsel with the commission said the allegations against the school board filed against a previous school board candidate are "not true." The school board was accused of paying The Driscoll Group to perform services while also helping members of the school board in their campaigns at expense of the school board.
The Alabama State Ethics Commission launched an investigation into Huntsville City Schools leaders after a former school board candidate lodged several complaints over finances.
Anson Knowles unsuccessfully ran for Huntsville City School Board last election, and after waiting several months, he contacted the Ethics Commission and said it had nothing to do with the campaign.
Knowles said the complaints stemmed from money he claimed the district exchanged with a PR firm run by David Driscoll while several board members were seeking office.
Statement from Huntsville City Schools: