Former St. Joseph superintendent's pension is under scrutiny

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — A former St. Joseph superintendent may be forced to repay several hundred thousand dollars in overpaid pension benefits.
The St. Joseph News-Press ( ) reports that Dan Colgan’s income was reported as more than $586,000 during his last three years as superintendent. Colgan left in 2005. However, the total salary and insurance benefit as specified in his contract was $343,287. One issue was that an annuity and car allowances were incorrectly included in the income calculation.
The Missouri Public School & Education Employee Retirement Services of Missouri sent a letter to district officials last month. School board member Eric Bruder says the board continued to monitor the situation. Colgan doesn’t have a listed phone number.
The district has been making changes after receiving a highly critical state audit in February.
Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri,