Monday, July 28, 2014

NBC4: Montgomery Co. School Board Terminates Government-Issued Credit Cards

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education has voted to get rid of its own government-issued credit cards, after a large and embarrassing spending spree by its members.
Last month, News4 I-Team reported the school board's part-time members – who earn about $18,500 per year -- spent thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on pricey meals and hotel rooms.
Christopher Barclay, a school board member, charged more than 100 meals to taxpayers since 2010.
During a meeting Monday evening, Barclay apologized for repeatedly using the credit card to purchase dozens of meals at restaurants near district headquarters. Records show he also used the money for a hotel room and room service at the Washington Hilton.

"I am very conscious of the toll this has taken on the institution and my colleagues... and for that I am very sorry," Barclay said.

Records show multiple board members, including the board of education president, partook in a $500 dinner in Ocean City, funded by taxpayers...



 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Montgomery-Co-School-Board-Terminates-Government-Issued-Credit-Cards-268975311.html

2 comments:

  1. wow, i'm impressed. it only took theft and embarrassment for the board to do what's right.

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    1. What did they do?

      They only cut up 8 out of 1,500 credit cards and they still have a $96,000 expense account for the BOE. The BOE hasn't changed how much cash they have to spend on themselves. No gain for students or classrooms.

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