Hey CES parents! In addition to our CES PTO Facebook page, be sure to like the NEW Corydon Elementary School page for news and updates from the school’s new principal, Nissa Ellett! ... See MoreSee Less
As advised by legal counsel, the CES PTO board members issued a statement to the public on Thursday, May 31st after the arrest of its former board Treasurer. We felt it prudent to inform our CES Families, Corydon community, and vested businesses of our intent to seek full restitution for the loss incurred as so many of you have given your hearts, time, energy, and money to help build this PTO over the years. The past few days have certainly been difficult and many of you have been filled with deep emotion ranging from sadness, anger, shock, disbelief, embarrassment and judgment. Bottom line – we...the whole of CES...are hurt deeply. It is fair to acknowledge and be entitled to a period of feeling ALL those emotions. It is equally important to remind ourselves that we are also entitled to heal. There are 648 children who need this PTO more than ever. Please know that we, the board members, welcome you to stand united and motivated to move forward from this debacle with great integrity. The outreach of support to the board members has been amazing and we thank those who have reached out privately and publicly. We received an email from Mrs. Brewer on Friday that we felt encompassed how many of you may be feeling at this time. With her blessing, we have chosen to share it with all of you. It is our hope that this PTO may use this as a catalyst for encouragement and support toward efforts to recover what has been lost, develop a plan to move forward, and take careful measures to ensure this does not happen in the future. May ALL of us learn and grow from misfortune and wear the CES brand with pride and dignity. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all that you do for our students, teachers, and families! We will rise above this.
Where do I even start...I am so incredibly lucky to not only have all of my children attend CES, either in previous years or currently, but I get to witness the hours and hours, week after week, month after month, of hard work these women put into making sure our school thrives and ALL of our children get to experience some of the most amazing field trips each year and try to accomadate any and all teacher requests throughout the years, just to name a few things. They are full time, working mothers, just like you and I, that pack lunches every morning, run kids to soccer practices, dance lessons and baseball games. They are exhausted, each and every night, pulling in at 9pm from whatever activity they just finished up with, probably had their fourth concession cheeseburger for the week and called that dinner, and still have to sign that folder for school the next day. They do all that and then work their tails off making sure that all our 648 students have everything they need for the year. I have sit in on a lot of meetings over the years, volunteered my time and helped whenever possible and I urge you to just come to one meeting and witness how much work that goes into the PTO. You will see just how incredibly lucky we are to have these women pulling for our children. I have read many of the comments over the last couple of days, either on the PTO page or on private pages, and I am appalled at some of the comments and judgements, most from people that haven’t ever stepped foot in a meeting, signed up to help at the Fall Festival, Color Run, Book Fair, Special Person’s Week...etc, and although everyone is entitled to their opinion, at no time should you point fingers and say some of the nasty things about the remaining members that I have seen. Again, I urge you to come to a meeting, and if you can’t make those, no worries, we can make sure you get a copy of the agenda each month, give you some bottle caps to enter in online that helps our school, have you be in charge of Box Tops, which raises money for our school or see what time works best for you to pick up the recycling from the school and deliver that for us. If you don’t know anyone that attends the meetings and are a little hesitant on going, shoot me a PM and we can go together. I promise, you will fall in love with these women and make so many new friends, all while playing a HUGE role in all our children’s education. To my board friends, I adore you, I am so incredibly proud of you and the way you have handled yourselves and I love you more now than I ever thought imaginable. You are ROCKSTARS and we will RISE from this, no doubt. Saying thank you is just not enough but I will say it over and over until I can not say it anymore. ❤️
Thank you PTO for all you do for our school! We are very lucky to have the support we have from you and for all you do. You continuously go above and beyond for us as teachers and for our students.
Per Mrs. Brewer's suggestion, what's the best way to donate to the PTO right now?
It has very recently come to the attention of the officers of the Corydon Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (“PTO”) that certain funds of the PTO have, upon information and belief, been misappropriated. Upon finding that there was an apparent misappropriation of funds from the PTO, the officers of the PTO immediately contacted the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to launch an investigation. Today, we were advised by law enforcement that Tami Herrold, Treasurer of the PTO, has been arrested in connection with the matter.
The Officers of the PTO have met and we have removed Mrs. Herrold as Treasurer of the PTO and we intend to seek full restitution of any and all misappropriated funds. We will continue to fully work with law enforcement in this matter. ... See MoreSee Less
So sad! I don't understand why people would steal from children...
Let us all remember that Mrs. Herrold has children that attend our school, so please refrain from bashing and speaking poorly on this page. I am heartbroken just like you, but let us please be adults that care for all the children affected.
Oh I believe it's appropriate! When you are a thief, the public should know. So what she has kids that go to that school. Look at the example she was to them. You don't want your name publicly ridiculed, then do the right thing!!!!
Shame on her,but with that said I think it is Tacky and of poor taste to post this info because there are children involved that can be hurt emotionally.
It's public information at this point so it is very much appropriate as the PTO works very hard to collect and manage the funds as we the donors would expect them to. Thanks to the CES PTO for keeping true and transparent to all of us.
How about names are removed unless found guilty
Personally, I appreciate being made aware, as I'm sure many parents do. Thank you for informing us!
Thank you for letting us know what is going on. This is completely appropriate for an organization that relies on donations to let the public know what happened to them - allegedly by a person in a position of trust. CES kids are not old enough (per Facebook policy) to have a FB page - so concern for the kids seeing this seems misplaced. Adult names are NEVER withheld when they are charged with crimes - not sure why this should be any different. I just hope the truth comes out and that justice is served, whether Mrs. Herrold is guilty of this crime or someone else.
I am just honestly shocked and sickened by this. If she did it then shame on her. I have worked along side parents, teachers and staff raising money for our kids. It is shameful and the law will deal with her. I just feel horrible for her poor kids and husband (if he didn't know). I have known them for several years now and to say I am shocked is an understatement.
I understand everyone is worried about her children, but any adult with common sense understands they are not to blame. Not ever. I am absolutely heartbroken for the CES PTO, our teachers, and our kids. They are the ones that will suffer from these actions. How will the community, especially businesses look at our PTO? Will they still want to donate money or any contributions for that matter? Our PTO is comprised of good, honest, hardworking mothers, fathers, and teachers that want nothing but the best for our children. Also, the PTO helps our teachers and students in very big ways. Where is that help going to come from now? How will they be able to allocate money to teachers for classroom purchases to better educate your children ? How will they pay for field trips? The list goes on and on. Please stand behind our PTO. The theft amount (shared by law enforcement) is $57,000. I am absolutely sickened when I think about everyone and everything that money was to help.
Prayers for Mrs. Herrold no one knows her side of the story!!!
I sure hope they have good evidence on this woman and that she's not being set up a higher power in that PTO organization or whatever it is awful easy to blame one person when it looks to me like the organization failed to be able to allow someone to have power of that much money I pray for her and her family this is devastating to her and the kids
very sad...she should of thought of her children/family/husband before getting sticky fingers..some people are just to damn greedy and not happy ‘earning’ their money—-no matter how pewny it may be..
Shame on her!
Why did the whas11 story link get deleted?
Whomever was doing the yearly audit failed too.
Wow!!! I'm curious to see what punishment she gets. So sad!
My heart goes out to you. Went thru a similar situation years ago and it was heartbreaking and embarrassing. Take this and use it as a learning moment and find ways to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.