Did they go to lunch? dinner? take a trip? or buy a gift with MCPS operating budget funds?
We will never know because the Montgomery County Board of Education is refusing to release expense reports for Rebecca Smondrowski and Phil Kauffman.
We asked for:
- expense reports
- reimbursement checks
- expense logs
- credit card bills/statements
We did not get back one single document in response to our request!
Yet, we know that during that time period covered in the public reports linked in this response letter Rebecca Smondrowski spent over $15,000 of MPCS Operating Budget funds on personal expenses.
We have no way of knowing what that money was spent on specifically, but we can tell you that Ms. Smondrowski is the big spender when it comes to charging taxpayers for local travel. In the reports shown, Ms. Smondrowski charged almost $9,000 to taxpayers for her "local travel."
Phil Kauffman is not far behind Ms. Smondrowski in his spending, but since no one in Montgomery County cares about how public school education dollars are spent, there is no point in adding up his totals.
Links to the Reports mentioned in Mr. Turner's non-responsive response to our Maryland Public Information Act request.