Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mum's the word, again.

A forensic audit is underway, of APS' handling of some of the more than a billion tax dollars over which they are stewards.


applying scientific methods and techniques
to the investigation of crime
The audit is of self-evident interest to APS' stake and interest holders as "the crime(s)" in question, would involve dollars they have entrusted to the leadership of the APS in order to help educate their children.

It isn't so much that the word is mum for now; there are good and ethical reasons for at least temporary secrecy.  The findings will not be temporarily secret; they will remain secret forever*.

*The audit and its findings are being done under conditions that will enable the school board to keep the findings secret for as long as it suits their interests.  They have unlimited resources which they can spend without any real oversight*, on litigation and legal weaselry to effect that outcome.  *Subordinate oversight is not oversight; it is an oxymoron.

Anyone who doesn't believe that, simply needs to examine the circumstances that have allowed former APS school board enforcer Marty Esquivel to continue to spend nearly $750K in an ongoing and non-viable defense of his ego; even though he is no longer on the board.

He is still good enough friends with Journal Editor in Chief Kent Walz, that the Journal won't investigate and report upon his squandering of public trust and treasure.  

Nor will Walz and the Journal investigate and report upon the ethics, standards and accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS that is the basis for all of these problems, and which Esquivel and the board need so desperately to hide. 

photos Mark Bralley

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