Douglas T. Walsh
Ennis Taxpayer

Big Sky, MT

#1 Jan 22, 2011
Can anyone in Plentywood tell us why Doug Walsh's position as Superintendent at Plentywood High School was terminated, or refer us to sources taht can tell us? Concerned taxpayers in Ennis want to know.

Thank you.


#2 Apr 30, 2011


#3 Apr 30, 2011
Try Loren O'toole
Chris Ator
Darvis accounting
Candy Marsh
Bob Nicholiason
Colleen Sunstad
James Nielson
Joe Nisler
Kordie French
Mark Bussinger

that is a start
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#4 May 31, 2011
Why Darvis accounting? Was there misappropriation of school funds, or use of funds from the wrong accounts? We have had trouble of this type in Ennis schools. with Doug Walsh at the helm.
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#5 Jul 11, 2011
See Montana Watchdog posting on July 11, 2011.
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#6 Jul 20, 2011
Ennis taxpayer wrote:
See Montana Watchdog posting on July 1

1so, 2011.
So, I understand the old file will be opened. Nice can of worms.
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#7 Apr 8, 2012
Check out the last three weeks of the Big Sky News, regarding the Ennis schools. The amount of dollars being milled is astounding. The budget for last year is over $16,750,000.00. For an enrollment of 313 students. Wow! A comprehensive audit is certainly in order. It is time to lay the cards face up on the table.
Again, why was Doug Walsh's criminal file sealed? Any suggestions as to the reason?
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#8 Jul 14, 2012
It is official. There will be a forensic audit for the past seven years for the Ennis schools. The school's former auditor overlooked the impropriety of Doug Walsh's consultant contract while Walsh met almost none of the IRS criteria for an independent contractor. Hmmm, wonder if the IRS will find the method of payment to Walsh and the blessing of the school auditor interesting? Wonder what Denning Downey wil uncover in the forensic audit? Why did the seven year span seem to concern Walsh so much when it was being discussed at the previous commissioner/school board meeting in Virginia City? So many questions to be answered. Let us hope the forensic audit will put these issues to rest.
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#9 Sep 1, 2012
Word is that the audit will be completed sometime in September. Apparently, the farther back the auditors look, the more concerning the findings. As one attendee at the recent meetings which set the time frame of the audit said, "If it has to go back 10 or even 15 or 20 years, so be it. Let's get all the information out to the public." Amen.

Huntington, IN

#10 Oct 24, 2012
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#11 Nov 29, 2012
The auditor for the Ennis schools found, along with over $7,000,000 of misspent funds, that Doug Walsh was indeed an employee, not an independent contractor all those years he collected 'retirement benefits' from TRS. Hmmm. And the Ennis school board is still paying Attorney Kaleva to fight this? For whose benefit? Certainly not the taxpayers, maybe for Doug Walsh? Time to get a second opinion from another attorney, it would seem.
Ennis taxpayer

Ennis, MT

#12 Apr 18, 2013
The wheels of justice turn slowly. TRS and the Ennis School Board attorney and Doug Walsh and his attorny are all scheduled to attend a mediation session in Helena on April 23. Maybe the Ennis School district will be off the hook for any contributions for Doug Walsh? Maybe he'll get the district to pay for all his ill gotten gains? HOw much money have the taxpayers in Ennis School distict paid out to Kaleva for this whole mess? The ka-ching of the taxpayer cash register is sounding like a steady drumbeat. Time to settle this mess.

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