audit http://www.kplu.org en Report: Seattle schools scandal went deeper than thought http://www.kplu.org/post/report-seattle-schools-scandal-went-deeper-thought <p>The Washington state auditor has uncovered another batch of questionable spending by Seattle Public Schools in recent years, widening a scandal that cost a former superintendent her job. <a href="http://www.sao.wa.gov/findings/1008301.pdf">The new investigation </a>found that former district official Silas Potter, Jr. made even more inflated payments than was previously known, spending millions of taxpayer dollars on work that was never done or grossly overpriced.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:02:44 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6372 at http://www.kplu.org Report: Seattle schools scandal went deeper than thought City panel could soon oversee ethics at Seattle Public Schools http://www.kplu.org/post/city-panel-could-soon-oversee-ethics-seattle-public-schools <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958263.mp3</p><p>An independent watchdog committee could soon take over ethics investigations at Seattle Public Schools. The move is an effort to rebuild public confidence after an audit exposed questionable spending and a lack of oversight at the school district.</p><p>When state auditors investigated nearly $2 million in misspent funds by school district employees, they say an &ldquo;atmosphere of fear and intimidation&rdquo; was one reason whistle-blowers didn&rsquo;t come forward.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:08:24 +0000 Charla Bear 1022 at http://www.kplu.org City panel could soon oversee ethics at Seattle Public Schools Alleged fraud in Seattle Public Schools could mean staff changes, criminal charges http://www.kplu.org/post/alleged-fraud-seattle-public-schools-could-mean-staff-changes-criminal-charges <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954238.mp3</p><p>The Seattle School Board could soon decide whether some district employees should lose their jobs over <a href="http://www.sao.wa.gov/auditreports/auditreportfiles/ar1005180.pdf">alleged fraud within the school system</a>. This week, the board expects to receive the results of an investigation into <a href="http://www.sao.wa.gov/findings/1003871.pdf">$1.8 million dollars in contracts</a> for services that might have never been completed, or even started.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 23:40:10 +0000 Charla Bear 863 at http://www.kplu.org Alleged fraud in Seattle Public Schools could mean staff changes, criminal charges