Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Winter leaving; question lingers

APS promised to occupy one tower and rent out the other.
Instead, they filled both towers to the gunwales in a stampede of
administrators looking for their offices in the sky.

How many of the dollars that we gave to APS to build classrooms for our children, were spent renovating the administrative complex at 6499 Uptown Blvd?

It is fair question to ask.

Spending there, included a new board room.

Just for the board room and surrounding renovations, spending went more than a half a million dollars over budget, link.

They were audited at the time by Meyners & Co. whose findings included;
  1. inadequate financial standards, and
  2. inadequate accountability to such standards as there were, and
  3. inadequate record keeping
the one, two and three horses of public corruption and embezzlement.

At the time, senior administrators were letting $50K contracts "without involving purchasing".

Lots of money was spent on electronic gadgetry including apparently
nearly useless state of the art digital recording equipment to record,
stream and archive regular school board meetings.

If hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars weren't embezzled, I can't imagine why not; there was certainly low hanging fruit; there for the taking.

Corrupt and incompetent former APS
Chief of Police Steve Tellez reported to
you guessed it, Brad Winter.
If hundreds and hundreds of
thousands of dollars were not
embezzled, interim Supt Brad
Winter would produce the
candid, forthright and honest
accounting that he promised.

Spending over which he had
oversight and responsibility.

If Kent Walz and the Journal were to investigate and report the truth, Brad Winter would be leaving in disgrace.  They won't, and instead, Winter will be retired with the all the hoopla and celebration they can muster.

photos Mark Bralley

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