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Central superintendent responds to audit

4 years ago Monday, October 04, 2010 6:46:51 PM CDT October 04, 2010 Monday, October 04 2010 Oct 4, 2010 in News
Source: WBRZ

A state audit shows Central's school board didn't take bids for half a million dollars for software and equipment.

Superintendent Michael Faulk said he knew there was a problem before the audit blew the whistle. According to the state’s 2010 audit, the school board in Central failed to accept bids for school projectors, cameras and software.  Instead, it gave the entire contract to MIS technology group for more than $420,000 over the course of 2 years.

Faulk said he and the Board already knew they had messed up.  He blames the oversight on the Board’s rush to get the system up and running four years ago.  Faulk said he had been working with the Board to fix the problem before auditors stepped in.

Earlier this spring, the Board approved new procedures for purchasing materials and hired a purchasing agent last month.  Faulk said there is still more to do, but so far, oversight has not shaken parents.

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