Source: Baltimore Brew

The very first finding in a new state audit of Baltimore schools is eye-catching: Administrators failed to bill for hundreds of thousands of dollars that the school system was owed by outside organizations that it loaned its employees out to. Testing the cases of four loaned employees, the Office of Legislative Audits found the school system never billed the $352,500 it was owed for two of them. Equally striking: the exact same problem had been identified six years earlier, the last time the state conducted an audit of City Schools. Under-billing vendors, improperly awarding overtime, failing to select the lowest bidder in contract awards – the new audit reveals millions of dollars wasted as a result of these and other issues.