The administration at Manhattan Center is well known for making up stories to benefit themselves. Unfortunately for them the Fiscal Audit Report of 2012-2013 for Manhattan Center tells a different story.
The auditors noted that School Officials (administrators) did not use the School Based Gifts and Grants Reporting system on the DOE intranet to report donations.
According to the audit report Four out of Fifteen donations and/or grants totaling $3,600.00 the school did not use the School Based Gifts and Reporting system on the DOE intranet to report donations and/or gifts.
I assuming that the administration believed that these donations were for them.
The auditors also noted that they was a LACK OF DOCUMENTATION FOR A NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS.
The Auditors noted There was a lack of supporting documentation as follows:
There was a Sunshine checking account opened in a teacher’s name during a previous year. The account was used to buy cards and flowers for teachers on various occasions. As of June 2012 the balance in the account was $34.94. The teacher in charge of the account retired in June 2012, closed the account and have the leftover funds to the treasurer. The treasurer deposited the funds in the general school checking account. However no supporting documentation was maintained to evidence how the funds were meant to be distributed.
Cancelled checks were not maintained for two out of expenditures sampled totaling $263.29 as follows two checks paid to Target Check # 9966 in the amount of $ 131.92 and check #9992 in the amount of $131.37
I wonder which of the administrators at Manhattan Center like to shop in Target during school hours?
DOCUMENTATION WAS NOT MAINTAINED TO SUPPORT 14 DONATIONS PROVIDED TO THE SCHOOL BY VARIOUS DOOR TOTAL ING $6,591.98
For 1 out of 4 expenditures sampled for the senior trip totaling $75.00 such as invoiced and/or attendance listing not maintained.
FOR 10 OUT OF 15 EXPENDITURES SAMPLED TOTALING $1,997.33 FOR GENERAL SCHOOL FUND (GSF) RELATED EXPENDITURES, DOCUMENTATION SUCH AS AN INVOICE AND/OR ATTENDANCE LISTING WAS NOT MAINTAINED OR WAS INSUFFICENTLY DETAILED.
THE AUDITOR NOTED THAT SCI SHOULD BE CALLED IF ANY FUNDS ARE MISAPPROPRIATIED.
The Audit Report questions the where abouts of $158,884.79. Add this to Jimenez’s free spending ways with the P-Card and it makes for Interesting reading.