UPDATE By Buddy Nevins (Jan 29,2013) – Earlier this week we reported that Broward school board members were stunned to learn the district had almost $1 million in missing items. Today, we’re reporting two of those items may have been located.
One of them in the bosses driveway.
The two missing Ford Explorers that the school system lost may have been found – in the driveways of Superintendent Robert Runcie and his right hand aide, Maurice Woods.
The transportation department botched the paperwork when they gave the vehicles to Runcie and Woods, according to several high-placed source involved in the system.
“All I know is that both have white Ford Explorers (from the system),” said a high school system source.
By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat (Jan 26,2013) - It is just the news The Broward School Board didn’t need while it was trying to pave the way for a new huge bond issue:
Over $1 million in financial mismanagement has been uncovered.
First, Board members found out that the transportation department has misplaced $990,692 in equipment.
Among the items missing:
Ford Explorers, a Bobcat front end loader, over one hundred costly two way radios, six huge generators, a fork lift, computers, printers and even a defibrillator.
Then, the Board discovered that the school system’s special investigative unit had been overpaying a private security firm. Auditors say at least $86,460 is owed the schools because of SIU’s mistake.