The state auditor’s office has dinged two charter schools for not following rules for spending taxpayer money.
The audits released Wednesday says Delaware College Preparatory Academy could not sufficiently justify almost $23,000 in reimbursements made to its board president and executive director.
More proof Red Clay’s school board aka the oversight authority for DCPA lacks the capacity to effectively monitor this school.
At Delaware College Prep, Wagner’s office found the school board president, Yardise Jones, was reimbursed $11,252.87. Auditors called those reimbursements “highly questionable,” saying they could not find appropriate accounting for them.
Auditors pointed out that most of the reimbursements were made at least a month after the purchases took place.
Auditors said Jones gave the school temporary permission to use her personal credit card “due to a change in leadership structure and the lack of financial stability in the administrative staff.” She told auditors she was not aware of the “whys and hows” of the transactions.
The audit also found the school’s executive director, Angela Dennis, received $18,025 in reimbursements from the school. Of that money – like with Jones’ reimbursements – 65 percent, or $11,740, did not come with supporting documentation to justify the payments, Wagner’s office said.
When will there be laws making these kind of transactions a felony? And don’t count on legislators like State Representative Debbie Hudson. She is an enabler for this kind of crap! She refuses to support stronger transparency laws governing charter schools. Who knows, maybe there is a dark Hudson secret from the days as Pencader Charter School board member.
I wonder why Red Clay school board didn’t post DCPA “Update” at their July 08, 2015 board meeting. But for sure you can hear the audio where some tall-tails were told.
Jul 08, 2015 – Organizational Meeting and Regular Session – 7:00
DCPA Update – Sam Golder
President also mentioned that a follow-up note was sent to RCCD as to the board meeting in which DCPA’s charter modifications would be discussed and it was on the July agenda. However, DCPA was notified of answers prior to the July meeting and expressed concerns that DCPA was unable to represent our organization. President also commented on the protocol for requests since the response was sent prior to the official board meeting. Also response from RCCD contradicted their recommendations to DCPA.
DCPA pretty much bitched-slapped Red Clay and suggests Red Clay is talking out of their ass re: contradicted their own recommendations to DCPA.
Folks the auditors reports are becoming useless! Time and time again we see concerns with misuse of public funds in regards to personal credit cards. No one goes to jail! No one is required to pay money back!
As for Red Clay, here again another example of Red Clay inability be oversee charter schools and raises concerns about their capacity to take-on Christina’s most neediest schools.