Investigation alleges $800,000 in questionable expenses in Chicago school system

Jan. 4, 2011
Inspector general cites spending under two former school board presidents

From The Chicago Sun-Times: The inspector general for the Chicago school system is questioning more than $800,000 in spending under two former school board presidents — from $3,000 to check the board’s offices for “eavesdropping devices” to $12,624 for holiday parties at a president’s home.
ALSO: The Chicago Schools Inspector General has recommended that Principal Joyce Kenner be banned for life from hand-picking kids for admission to Whitney Young Magnet High — a punishment officials have ignored for seven months, The Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
At the same time last May, Schools Inspector General James Sullivan also recommended that Lane Tech Principal Antoinette Lobosco be banned for a year from making so-called “principal picks’’ at her school — another suggestion yet to be followed by district officials.

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