In the annual report from the Office of Inspector General for the Chicago Board of Education it it clear that the corruption is so rampant that James Sullivan even says it will be hard for him to enforce ethics standards and polices since many of the violations in the district are at the highest levels of the system.
Rahm Emanuel has taken full control of the system now for two years and clearly not only does this report show that his leadership of the schools is a complete failure but that rahm's leadership style promotes corruption and cronyism.
“Cumulatively, the issues the [inspector general] has reported on suggest wide-spread, systematic fraud.”
“Unless the residency waivers to the high-ranking official and social worker are rescinded, the OIG must evaluate whether it can justify investigating allegations of residency violations in the future,” the report said. “Not only do those waivers send the wrong message, but (as it stands now) they have also muddied the question of legal enforceability of the residency requirement in at least some cases.”
"The cases reported this year are especially important because the results show that fraud is being committed by high-level and highly paid CPS administrators and that the lucrative federal and state benefits tied to the forms drives the fraud," Sullivan stated in the report.
Two of Chicago Public Schools’ largest vendors investigated by the inspector general for significant ethical lapses may be too large to ban from district business — and still CPS fails to even monitor them adequately, the schools’ watchdog said in an annual report released Monday.
Removing the giant vendors for wining and dining employees and providing other perks for preferential treatment “would critically affect the ability of CPS to provide necessary services at market prices,” according to the report written by Inspector General James M. Sullivan.
The vendors — Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality and Preferred Meals Systems — handle about $77 million in CPS food service, and “not many other entities can handle that scale,” Sullivan said by telephone Monday.
Despite his recommendations that CPS appoint a monitor over such large vendors, “that recommendation has fallen on deaf ears,” the report reads.
for those who say I am too rough on the little dancer remember a year ago when he baited and maligned the unions in Chicago by his famous "skin in the Game" declaration.
Emanuel's publicity stunts on budget
Macho mayor's 'Skin in the game' Wall Street metaphor leaves teachers scratching heads... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces 'cuts in bureaucracy' while cutting busing for children and cleaning of schools as corporate media survivors dutifully take notes
Chicago teachers, parents and students who thought that trying to decipher the rambling musings of former Mayor Richard M. Daley and his various "Chief Executive Officer" mumblings about what was good for the schools got a breath of hot air on June 2 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the new leadership of Chicago Public Schools tried to pull off what amounts to a virtual Alice in Wonderland version of reality with an announcement about "cutting bureaucracy" that won't cut any bureaucracy.
While an unnamed CPS student looks on (far left), Mayor Rahm Emanuel (third from left) announces cuts in the "bureaucracy" of the nation's third largest school system while the schools Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard (top hat) share breakfast for children during a media event on June 2, 2001, or at some point in recent Chicago history.
If your forgot about Rahm past with corruption in the Chicago schools here you go.
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Chicago Schools’ Fraudulent use of $35 Million Federal Grant
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Terry Mazany of the Chicago Public Schools recently described the district as being in "free fall" after the departure of his predecessor Ron Huberman last November.
Rahm time to fall on the sword.
OIG FY 2012 AnnualReport