Back on June 10 I blogged about the audit that Metro Nashville Schools failed in regard to keeping track of money:
Apparently, the system's culture of lax accountability has filtered down and this morning's Tennessean is reporting that an audit by the State has revealed that some 25% of the schools are keeping such poor financial records that tens of thousands of dollars are missing and unaccounted for. "Poking the Hornet's Nest."
MNPS apparently isn't the only system that needs to spend summer in Fiduciary Responsibilities 101.
It's hard enough to persuade taxpayers that you need more money. It's nearly impossible to do so when you can't even keep track of what we've already provided. If a system cannot be relied upon to be 'faithful in small things' I don't know how it can justify asking us to trust in much larger things--like our children.
The Anderson County district attorney general must determine whether to pursue criminal charges against a former school bookkeeper after two separate investigations by the state Comptroller's Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
However, Anderson County Director of Schools V.L. Stonecipher said this week he's not sure what will happen in the matter - even though more than $1,000 is missing from the coffers at Norwood Middle School. From The Oak Ridger