If the individuals who misused credit cards had any integrity in their soul, they would resign immediately (and if their terms were up this year, not run again).
All PGCPS purchases, no matter the size, should be promptly posted to a public website. To begin this exercise, we have started this on our blogs see the attached below next to each Board member listed. There is no reason the public should have to file requests or wait for annual summary reports for the credit cards. The cost to do this on a public website would be less than $50 for disk space. The effort would be trivial as almost all purchase records are electronic already; Even cash purchases get converted to electronic as expense reports are filed. The Internal Audit department can do better in monitoring this problem rather than making these guys slide with corruption. It’s time to make a change!
Above all, here in Prince George’s County, We also need someone or people who can stop the board members and CEO /Superintendent in their tracks. They have private meetings that should not be private. They authorize purchases that make no sense. They take trips and sleep in motels that are unnecessary. They make decisions that are not sound. The community simply needs a responsible board in the first place.
We suspect a big problem is the way we elect board members and how the County Executive is selecting the new ones. Yes, it’s our fault. But bear in mind – most voters don’t have a clue on candidate intent. Candidate position statements are almost always vague statements. Once in office, candidates generally stay in office on the basis of name recognition. We don’t know the right way to get board members but it definitely isn’t what we’re doing now. We need to take a closer look and interview all the candidates before making a selection. Some candidates mentioned in this report are definitely not a good fit to serve in the Board of Education in Prince George’s County. As we have said in the past, “It’s a poisoned chalice for sure!
credit card statements riddled with mismanagement per Board member including expensive dinners and other expenses
- Peggy HigginsLCSW-C District 2
- higgins-07-01-14-05-31-14<~Credit Card details
PatriciaEubanks District 4
- p-eubanks-07-01-13-05-31-14 <~Credit Card details
- LynMundey, MBA District 7
- mundey-07-01-13-05-31-14 <~Credit Card details
Sonya Williams District 9
- s-williams-07-01-13-05-31-14 <~Credit Card details.
Daniel Kaufman, Ph.D Board Member
- kaufman-07-01-13-05-31-14 <~Credit Card details.
Beverly Anderson Ph.D Board Member
- anderson-07-01-13-05-31-14-1 <~Credit Card details.
Curtis Valentine, M.P.P Board Member
Rushern Baker – Political corruption under Rushern Baker regime appears to be gaining momentum at the Expense of the Prince George’s County citizenry.
It takes the silence of good men for evil to triumph.