Days after D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) disclosed that it made payments on dozens of high-dollar contracts without council approval, the school district said it has already disciplined staffers as its investigation continues.
DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee, however, would not say who made the payments, how they were punished or how high level their position is. The chancellor also would not say definitively that the punishment would prevent unauthorized payouts from happening again.
In the District, any school system contract over $1 million must have council approval. The D.C. Council discovered a few that didn’t and demanded to know how many more there were.
After weeks of looking, DCPS released a list of 36 deals covering school meals, special education, technology and more. In all, they represent more than $260 million worth of contracts.
Click here to read the rest of the article written by Ted Oberg, News4 Investigative Reporter over at NBC Washington Channel 4
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