Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bad Accounting At Wisconsin School

From and the Associated Press:

Man Pays 30-Year-Old Fine for Lost Algebra Book

Sunday, March 18, 2007

SUPERIOR, Wis. — High school grad Jeff Rolson has been docked 13 dollars for a lost algebra book and unpaid gym fees.

With interest, it could have been a lot worse: Rolson graduated from Superior Senior High in Wisconsin in 1977.

He stopped by last week to get a copy of his transcript and was surprised when a secretary also handed him a bill for 13 dollars from 30 years ago.

Rolson still lives in Superior and his daughter is now a student at school and he says he can't understand why they didn't contact him sooner.

He also notes the school forgot to charge him the two-dollar fee for the transcript.
I don't know where to start.


Anonymous said...

Maybe this isn't all that unusual. A couple of years ago when I was transferring from the local junior college to the 4-year university, I was informed that I never turned in a book that I had checked out when I was in high school...22 years ago. The college wanted something like $180, though. I talked them down to $50. Oh, it was a calculus book...


Darren said...

People apparently like to keep those math books!