SCHOOL AUDIT: Student funds reimbursed teacher for lost $400 iPod
Nov 20, 2009 | 1903 views | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss a recent audit of the Hoboken schools that included some troubling findings.

The audit included the following claims:

--The district was paying stipends for employees without board authorization or documentation that the work was completed, according to the audit.

--In two schools, student-raised activity funds were used to reimburse teachers for lost articles, like a $400 iPod, the audit said.

--Several purchases, for instance janitorial supplies and equipment reconditioning, should have been awarded in a public bidding process, the audit said.

--The audit charged that officials miscatagorized administrative costs as student costs, skewering a metric used by the state to assess the district.

And then there’s the missing lunch money.

Food service funds were short $244,992, and meal reimbursement records were spotty, according to the audit.

For more on this story, read the print edition of the Hoboken Reporter distributed around town this weekend, or come back to this webpage starting Sunday,

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November 23, 2009
no Westy, I don't think for even a minute that this would have ever, ever have come to light if Kids First hadn't won. Thanks!
November 20, 2009
Does anyone think that any of this would have come to light if the moms of Kids First had not won the election ? Thanks ladies.

Hoboken BOE and City Hall seems to be has been run like a private club for decades up until now with a few taking from the many.

November 20, 2009
It's time to hold Raslowski and his accomplices on the BoE accountable! How long will the Hoboken taxpayers look the other way while being robbed by elected officials in broad daylight?