The audit of Manhattan Center for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 have turned up some other interesting Findings according to the auditors.
FINDING: School officials did not use the School Based Gifts and Grants Reporting system on the DOE intranet to report donations.
Finding Details: For 4 out of 15 donations and/or grants totaling $3,6000.00 the school did not use the School Based Gifts and Grants Reporting System on the DOE intranet to report donations and/or grants.
Finding: Lack of compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines.
Finding Details : There was a lack of compliance with SOP guidelines
– For 6 out of 15 expenditures sampled for General School Fund (GSF) related expenditures totaling $5,478.23 the Request for Expenditures form was not approved and/or if completed. FAILURE TO APPROVE AND OR COMPLETE THE ABOVE REFERENCED FIRM COULD RESULT IN A MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS.
For 1 of 2 expenditures sampled for electronic withdrawal for Senior Activities totaling $131.92 the Request for Expenditures form was not approved and / or completed. FAILURE TO APPROVE AND /OR COMPLETE THE ABOVE REFERENCED FIRM COULD RESULT IN A MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS.
SCHOOL OFFICIALS DID NOT COMPLETE THE FINAL STATEMENT AT THE CONCLUSION OF REVENUE PRODUCING ACTIVITY FOR THE SENIOR TRIP FUNDRAISER. FAILURE TO APPROVE AND / OR COMPLETE THE ABOVE REFERENCED FIRM COULD RESULT IN A MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS.
Because this is a FOILed Document There is a Redaction under Management Explanations/Root Cause. I’m assuming the DOE did this to protect the administration at Manhattan Center.
Question: How long before the DOE realizes that something shady is going on at Manhattan Center?
During my 3020a hearing the city lawyer questioned me about a blog written by Thomas Paine called the Destruction of MCSM. While I did not write that blog I did.read it and it spoke of financial impropriety that were going on at Manhattan Center. Judging from the audit report for the fiscal year 2012-2013 there might be some truth to that blog.