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Tag: Chad Barrett


Football: Coaching carousel spinning at high-speed in South Sound

There’s been a lot of coaching turnover among football teams in the South Sound the past few months – more than I can remember in recent years.

Here’s what I can remember on this Saturday night. If you know of others, chime in.

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Football: Chad Barrett resigns at Bonney Lake High, must pay restitution

Chad Barrett is no longer football coach at Bonney Lake High.

The third-year coach resigned from his coaching and teaching position Wednesday evening after a Sumner School District investigation found him responsible for as much as $20,000 missing from the high school’s ASB bank account.

Under terms of the mutually-agreed-upon resignation, Barrett must pay restitution to the school district. The amount has not been determined, said Ann Cook, district communications director.

According to the district, an internal audit discovered $16,000-$20,000 unaccounted for. The monies are related to ASB fundraisers that included football players writing letters soliciting donations from local businesses and selling “Elite Fundraising Cards” that offer discounts at local merchants to those who purchase the cards, which sell for $20 a piece.

The district does not know exactly how much money is missing because the unsold discount cards are also unaccounted for. The district’s total is an estimate based off monies raised the previous two years. These fundraisers generated about $17,000 in each of the previous two years, Cook said.
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