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Heath Morrison reimburses CMS nearly $1,300 in travel expenses

Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison
Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison has reimbursed the district nearly $1,300 for travel expenses determined to be personal.

The charges appeared on a district-owned credit card Morrison used to book plane tickets, hotel rooms and taxi fares on official CMS business. But Morrison also traveled for his personal consulting business.

Morrison has said any personal travel that appeared on the CMS card was “inadvertent” and that he has immediately paid the district back.

Questions about his expenses surfaced during the secret investigation into allegations of bullying behavior that ultimately led Morrison to resign in November.

CMS said it was reviewing Morrison’s expenses in December and said earlier this month it had determined he owed $1,286.75.

The expenses cover trips Morrison took between October 2012 and October 2014 on consulting business. They include a plane ticket, hotel room and taxi fares.

CMS spokeswoman Renee McCoy said Friday that Morrison’s reimbursement check has been received and covers the full amount owed.

In 2013, Morrison reimbursed CMS about $3,000 for travel expenses during his first year as superintendent.

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