HOBOKEN -- 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.
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