Free Public Schools
CHAPTER 15. FISCAL PROVISIONS
§ 1508 Citizen oversight of district finances.
The Department of Education shall promulgate regulations by November 1, 2009, establishing procedures for appointment of citizen budget oversight committees for each of the public school districts and charter schools. These committees shall have full access either electronically or in hard-copy format to all financial documents and financial information in the possession of the school districts they are assigned to oversee, with redactions permitted only to protect confidential personal information regarding students or employees. Oversight committees shall have representation from parents, educators, and taxpayers residing in each of the public school districts, provided that in the case of charter schools membership on oversight committees shall consist of parents of students enrolled in the charter school, educators at the charter school, and representatives of the Delaware Department of Education. Where possible, oversight committees shall contain at least 2 members with formal educational or vocational backgrounds amenable to oversight of school district financial statements. The Department of Education shall provide training to committee members. The Department shall also promulgate regulations by November 1, 2009, dictating uniformity and transparency in the financial recording and bookkeeping practices of the school districts and charter schools.
As I visit each charter school websites and the state online checkbook and P-Card information I see many red flags! For an example, Family Foundation doesn’t provide CBOC members names or meeting minutes. Look at some of their expenditures one would question why the CBOC isn’t digging deeper into the data. Also, it appears the assigned DE DOE representative sits around with their head up their ass! Are they taking hush money or what? As for Moyer! OMG, more than a year ago the Moyer board discussed moving away from a commercial bank card to the state’s P-card system! We here we are school year 2015 and no evidences suggest Moyer made the move! What is the purpose of having a DE DOE representative on these committees if they just sit there with their thumbs up their asses? Just another example of DE DOE leadership lacking the responsibility to effectively carry out their duties. Meantime back on the ranch the taxpayers are funding certain individuals slush fund paid for by the taxpayers. I am starting to wonder if DE DOE reps are getting kickbacks for hush money!
The law is clear, DE DOE reps are members of these CBOC and should be held accountable.
The law also states this:
These committees shall have full access either electronically or in hard-copy format to all financial documents and financial information in the possession of the school districts they are assigned to oversee, with redactions permitted only to protect confidential personal information regarding students or employees.
There is no excuse for failure and no excuse for DE DOE turning a blind-eye