The meeting will now be rescheduled for Friday, the clerk of court confirmed.
The grand jury will look into allegations raised in a audit that Lee broke state law and violated the Louisiana constitution during his 13-year tenure as superintendent of the DeSoto Parish School Board. During that time, Lee also sat on the 11-member Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or BESE, an elected position he continues to hold.
According to the audit, Lee double-billed both boards for at least $13,000 in hotel and fuel expenses between 2009 and 2012, in violation of multiple state laws.
It also found he terminated the lease early on his Chevrolet Traverse, a vehicle acquired for him by the school system, costing it at least $10,653. He then bought the vehicle at an amount substantially lower than market value, possibly in violation of both state statute and the Louisiana Constitution.
Johnson said Lee could be charged with felony theft and malfeasance while in office, crimes that carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. He expects the grand jury deliberations to take no more than a day.