Former COO of Waukee School District pleading guilty to lesser charges

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DALLAS COUNTY – Eric Rose, the man who was at the center of a state audit of the Waukee School District that detailed a community of misspending and mismanagement by some staff, has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

On Friday, Rose submitted a guilty plea to two misdemeanor charges in connection to an employee of his falsifying time cards in the district. Rose was originally facing felony charges, and possible jail time. Now, he will avoid both, and only has to serve one year of probation and pay a couple hundred dollars in fines.

Rose was arrested in December 2018; he turned himself in. Rose was named in a state audit of the district that was released. The audit describes thousands of misspent dollars by district personnel. Rose was investigated by Waukee Police in 2016 after complaints of money mismanagement. 

Rose is no longer an employee with the district.

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