BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Erie County District Attorney is looking into a misuse of funds at Notre Dame Academy.
The District Attorney's office confirmed with 2 On Your Side’s Kelly Dudzik Friday afternoon that it is investigating. While we don't know how much money might be missing, it was enough for the school to send a letter home to parents.
The DA's office wouldn't give us any information about the details of the investigation, but here's what we know from the letter the South Buffalo Catholic School at Notre Dame administrator sent out on Halloween. Father Bryan Zielenieski said the school "has suffered from a financial indiscretion." He says when he was appointed as the administrator in July of last year "it became clear very quickly that there were problems with our financials."
Within a month, Zielenieski told the Diocese about the problem, which prompted the DA's office to get involved. He also announced there is going to be a full financial audit of the school and went on to say the current financial status of the school is strong.
There is a town hall meeting about all of this scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Saint Martin's Church before the PTO meeting.