LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — After a few recent controversies surrounding the use of credit cards by Montgomery County school board members, an ad hoc committee has recommended eliminating the use of cards and switching to per diem allowances, instead....
The recommendations will go before the board Monday for consideration.
The committee was formed after board member Christopher Barclay charged more than $1,500 worth of personal items on his school credit card,The Gazette reports.
In accordance with a request from the Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County, the school board released expense records for other school board staff members, as well.
They showed that Ikhide Roland Ikheloa, the board’s chief of staff, had used his school system credit card to pay for several hundred dollars worth of personal items at Mr. Tire, Target, CVS and other stores. A school spokeswoman told The Gazette those purchases were made accidentally and that Ikheloa “quickly rectified the situation.”
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