LANSING, MI (WLNS ) – At tonight’s Lansing School District Board of Education meeting there was no talk of Ambruster’s resignation other than President, Peter Spadafore reading off her resignation letter.
Spadafore has fully accepted her resignation – and Armbruster was not at the board meeting tonight
The Lansing police are investigating possible fraud.
But according to board officials – her resignation is independent of that investigation
However, district records show Armbruster was serving as the Vice President of the Lewton Elementary School PTA.
Board President, Peter Spadafore and board member Amy Hodgin told us more about their reactions.
“We discovered some irregularities, perceived irregularities in a PTA account and in order to ensure a thorough and fair investigation we handed it over to an outside organization, the Lansing Police Deparment,” Spadafore said. “The district and the board, we all want to make sure that public dollars within the school district are accounted for very well.”
Board member, Amy Hodgin, also reacted.
“Totally surprised..over her decision to resign, I remember her enthusiasm when she was appointed and then when she was elected and worked very hard for the elementary schools..so I personally will miss her,” Hodgin said.
We did get this statement from Armbruster’s attorney, saying: “His client’s resignation from the board was for personal and family reasons as detailed in her letter.”
Just to make it clear: No charges have been filed against Nicole Armbruster, but there is an open investigation involving her.
Because of that, both police and Armbruster have declined to comment as the investigation continues.
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