Shye in July pleaded guilty to stealing the following amounts from these former Dayton schools: George Washington Carver Preparatory Academy ($114,000); NuBethel Center of Excellence ($56,000); and New City Community School ($26,000).
Shye also stole $276,000 from Legacy Academy for Leaders & Arts in Youngstown, according to federal officials.
Investigators continue to look into whether Shye engaged in similar activities in schools in other areas, and whether other employees of the schools might have been involved.
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost issued a statement about Shye’s prison sentence after the court hearing. In the past 10 years, the state has issued 62 findings for recovery against him totalling more than $1 million.
“Apart from the obvious exception of violence, there is no worse crime than what Carl Shye did. He abused a position of trust,” Yost said. “His actions not only took resources away from the students in the schools where he took advantage, he damaged a great program in the minds of Ohio parents and taxpayers alike.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story