Friday, February 03, 2006

More problems with DCPS special education transportation

More fireworks from the ongoing DCPS special education transportation turf war. Now, the court run program's budget is coming under intense scrutiny ever since an accounting error showed a bus attendant making $1.8 million a year.
Schools Chief Financial Officer John Musso requested the review in a Jan. 17 letter to David I. Gilmore, the division's court-appointed administrator, according to recent federal court filings obtained by The Washington Times.

Mr. Musso also is asking for a breakdown of all $350,000 in consulting deals, $500,000 for satellite technology in buses and an explanation for giving no-bid contracts to instructors and uniform suppliers.

The request also calls for job descriptions for an assistant transportation administrator making $139,739 a year, a senior associate to the transportation administrator making $102,692 annually and a senior advisor making $80,153 a year.

He said the bus attendant's $1.8 million salary for 2006 and 2007 "appears to be in error." However, he wants to know whether the error had an effect on the budgets.
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