In Rochester

As published in the Campus Times

Yesterday, an audit of the Rochester School Board’s financial spending between July 2002 and September 2008 leaked to the Democrat ‘ Chronicle. The audit, conducted by the Office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, suggests that the Rochester School Board has been irresponsible in its financial spending and contractual policies, consistently exploiting loopholes.

The audit laid most of the blame on former superintendent from 2002 to 2007, Manuel Rivera, who is currently the executive of an education consulting firm. According to the audit, Rivera reportedly compensated his personally appointed Cabinet $164,550 in undocumented bonuses and salaries. There were also 58 service contracts worth $2.6 million that were awarded without requests for bids.

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