A motion hearing for former Hannibal school superintendent Scott Taveau is set for Dec. 11.

 


A motion hearing for former Hannibal school superintendent Scott Taveau is set for Dec. 11.
Taveau, 60, of Kansas City, has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of theft.
The Missouri Public School Retirement System told authorities that Taveau improperly collected retirement benefits and tried to claim vacation pay he was not entitled to before he retired from the Liberty school district in June 2007.
Taveau was arrested in April in Florida after a Clay County, Mo., grand jury indicted him.
Taveau was superintendent in Hannibal from 1989 to 1999. The indictment was strictly related to alleged activities in Liberty and did not mention Taveau’s tenure in Hannibal.
The indictment resulted from a police investigation requested by the Liberty school board.
In May, a Cole County judge ordered Taveau to pay the state retirement system $245,000, but the former school chief said he would appeal.
As part of the decision, the Liberty school district was ordered to pay the agency $78,175 in retirement contributions and interest. The school board agreed to do so.
Taveau is free on bond. His trial is set for Jan. 11, 2010.