Current theft from TPS almost 700k

Remember this theft happened while Larry Sykes and Eugene Sanders stood up with their financial oversight committees and said everything is good, trust us. TPS continued to say trust us, then Dan Burns gets caught in Cleveland. TPS scrambled saying we have no clue how much he took from us. Well now we trust you never will look after our money even when you tell us to trust us. For many years, board members including Larry Sykes said that the rest of the State looks up to us. Well I don't know how may districts had 700k stolen from them right under their noses. I guess the other districts are looking up at TPS on how not to perform fiscal oversight.

Next step: TPS will trot out a little dog and poney show, this time with different characters and will say we have fixed the problem trust us. We have done this and this, just like they have said all along. That will be said until the next uncovering of wasteful spending or outright theft.

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Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor’s Office has found $659,999 in public money it claims was illegally expended by Toledo Public Schools (TPS) during former chief business manager Daniel Burns’ time with the district.

The school district requested the special audit by the state’s auditor’s office on Dec.19, 2008. During that same time the Ohio Auditor’s Office was notifying the district of the same special audit they wanted to conduct.

http://www.toledofreepress.com/2010/01/07/tps-audit-details-alleged-burn...

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Chris, And people wonder why we are concerned with the promised expenditure of $41 million dollars for the renovation of Scott High School and why many of us were not pleased with the handpicked Scott oversight committee__ that to this date__ fails to have any input or oversight. The history of hand-picked oversight committees that eventually disappears continues to this day. There was another handpicked oversight committee in place when Dan Burns was there.

It is a big disappointment to all. Larry is back......but the rest is not tolerate. I am thankful that bonding laws and regulations are in place to protect institutions from this kind of activity, so the monies will be recovered one way or another! Remember no instituation is %100, but they are working hard!

lack of understanding of the real issues here. It is not only the fact that this thief stole money, but he stole it not under the cloak of darkness but out in the open. While those of us were clamoring for transparency, the district allowed a thief to come in and help himself to whatever he wanted right under their noses. And you are disappointed? That is all?
He allowed a child to be raped at a school (Leverette)by not following up on a complaint that his brother (Harry Weatherholt aka Mr. Harry) was doing some trashy stuff with young girls.
Bonding companies should not have to protect institutions from this kind of "activity." The superintendent, starting with Sanders and ending with Foley should protect these "institutions." We have been saying for years "follow the money." Did anybody follow the money? I believe they did, followed it all the way to their banks.
No "institution" is 100% but public schools with a 400 million dollar budget, should be, after all you are dealing with taxpayer money AND the lives of children.
Then there is the little matter of investigating private citizens!! Just who does he think he is? And who allowed him to think who he thinks he is? I know. People like you who help "them" sweep stuff under the rug.
You really need to just shut up until you know what is really going on, not what "they" are telling you is going on.
What does your statement " Larry is back.......the rest is not tolerate" mean exactly? Who is telling you what to say? You really can't be that dense, can you? If you are you really need to take a crash course on Fraud and Racketeering.
What ? Larry is supposed to be the savior, coming to save TPS? He better get busy cause like they say in bid whist, "when big cards start to fall, it won't be long before the break of day."

Purnhrt, well stated.

I know all the liberals in this community hate anything to do with this word, but it's time we start using it:

Accountability.

everyone.

It's like I said a couple of weeks ago, his credientials were not up to par. Online degrees are no substitute for the genuine article. Most folks in these kind of positions possess masters degrees with specialized financial training and bachelor degrees at the very least backed up by multiple years of experience. If you don't think so read the job openings in the paper for similar positions. He got caught with his hand in the taxpayer cookie jar and now needs to own up to it. I don't think a bonding company should be liable for this when this was apparently a "well thought out plan" and not an innocent mistake.I'd like to know where someone can spend almost 800K and go un-noticed. Does he have a Rolls-Royce parked in his driveway or what.

I to a former tps employe new of burns and his wrong doings. He in no way had the credientials for the job one who went up the ladder over night. I can not beleave with all the damage he has done in toledo and clevland that he is not in jail just giving him time to run . I wish someone would look back evan more I know there could more to be found. Burns has done alot of damage to alot of employs as well as I am one. So what comes around goes around !!

but if he didn't have the credentials, moved up the ladder so fast, who was the "brains" behind the scam?

Who do you think ? he came from BGSU hope that will help

Remember this news release printed on the stationary of the Toledo Federation of Teachers which represents Toledo’s classroom teachers, paraprofessionals and daily substitutes with a contact number for President Francine Lawrence?

FISHER’S HYPOCRISY

Francine Lawrence said that “Darlene Fisher is one of the worst school board members ever!”
The district is still feeling the NEGATIVE EFFECTS of the administrators who left for Cleveland. Eugene Sanders gave this reason for top TPS managers moving to Cleveland:
“Clearly, as I spoke with these individuals and others, it was Ms. Fisher’s lack of leadership, lack of appreciation for their work, lack of vision for the district, that was PART of the reason they sought to make a career move,” Mr. Sanders said. “This is not my usual style and this is not sour grapes on my part, but I think the community needs to know why these people [are] in Cleveland and not Toledo.”
Toledo Blade July 1, 2006

OK I'll bite WW.
Is Francine being investigated for her take? if any ?
Now that we have good old Larry back to replace Darlene, I guess that the "BACK-ROOM-FRONT-OFFICE GANG" feel like it is business as usual. After all ,now everyone knows what a good job Brother Larry did the last time he was in office.
They have sure made asses out of the citizens and the children of Toledo.
I was just wondering, surely others in the inner circle, at the office at the BOE, had to know something wasn't right when you all asked about the computers that Scott high school DIDN'T get.. I feel that their had to be other items that never reached their destination either. This situation is serious and needs a good airing of WHO, WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE and how much.
Saw Jack Ford on Bridges, hosted by Doni Miller, today, He made a statement about that article [advertisement] that was placed in the Truth Newspaper before the election about the PIMPS on the school board. The host corrected herself on calling it an article instead of advertisement. I didn"t quite understand his statement in his response. I always felt that LS was behind that advertisement.
IMHO JF tries to soft-pedal his responses on pertinent issues. I guess that he doesn't want to ruffle ANY feathers. IMO he is a middle of the road politician, ofcourse he has that right, but is he helping the kids with this lacks-a-da-si-cal attitude.

*********FISHER’S HYPOCRISY

Francine Lawrence said that “Darlene Fisher is one of the worst school board members ever!”
The district is still feeling the NEGATIVE EFFECTS of the administrators who left for Cleveland. Eugene Sanders gave this reason for top TPS managers moving to Cleveland:
“Clearly, as I spoke with these individuals and others, it was Ms. Fisher’s lack of leadership, lack of appreciation for their work, lack of vision for the district, that was PART of the reason they sought to make a career move,” Mr. Sanders said. “This is not my usual style and this is not sour grapes on my part, but I think the community needs to know why these people [are] in Cleveland and not Toledo.”
Toledo Blade July 1, 2006*******
Looking back, that is too funny. The nerve of these people. We were right on track. How do you appreciate a thief and their vision was what? Take the money and run to Cleveland? One thing about Cleveland, "they" saw through Sanders right a way.
When they all left for Cleveland, I said good riddance to bad rubbish.

miss deejay Happy Holiday lady.

The “WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and how much” is still to be decided

Missdeejay wrote: “Saw Jack Ford on Bridges, hosted by Doni Miller, today, He made a statement about that article [advertisement] that was placed in the Truth Newspaper before the election about the PIMPS on the school board.”
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I would think that the answer as to who placed the pimp ad in the Truth Newspaper should be asked of the Truth Newspaper as they had to accept the ad, accept the money by cash or check and have their graphic art department set it up. I find it strange that Ford would publicly comment on a pimp advertisement and we could not get a response from him on the illegal way the Scott Oversight Committee was chosen by one person which left out the people chosen to serve on it from the Scott Alumni Association. I attended the last Ohio State Facilities meeting at TPS and not one member of that handpicked__ by Lisa Sobecki__ committee showed up as we predicted. Ford acknowledged at a TPS meeting that he did not know some of the people on the oversight committee but they appeared to be good people!!!!!! His statement should be in the minutes at that meeting. The hand picked committee was selected as was a previous TPS oversight committee which disappeared soon after being handpicked of a reported $700 thousand dollars. And while they were handpicked but did not show up for meetings according to public records, TPS was pick-pocketed!. Now we have a $41million dollar project for an urban school that has been disrespected and neglected for years and once again an oversight committee was again allowed to be handpicked. Months have passed since this handpicked group was selected and we have not heard a word from them, while we get the label of trouble makers for wanting to follow the money.and to hold those responsible for this uo to public scrutiny.. The handpicked committee is all for show, but they will now be told to look busy and come to meetings for damage control until they can find another way to blame some of the Scott advocates for causing dissension. In reality we are just trying to keep people aware of what we have been saying all along. Of course there are those that wish that we would stop citing history, but I would respond with a quote from George Santayana, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Saw Jack Ford on Bridges,

Last time that POS was on a bridge, wasn't he naked and threatening to jump?

Maybe at the next TPS BOE meeting someone should address this issue with Sis. FL maybe more than one person has some choice words for her. I am looking forward to that. I am sure that she will stack the meeting with some her "posse". Thats the way Politicians operate. They circle the wagons.LMAO

It is time for FL to be investigated,all the way back to her husbands tenure as President of the TFT. I always wondered why the members of that union allowed that to happen.[keeping control in the family of the L's.] Maybe DB investigated FL and she owed him.{hence blackballing Darlene Fisher on the TFT letterhead.} Seems like using the TFT letterhead for personal vendettas/asasanations should be against the unions rules/bylaws Has anyone checked into that? just asking.

Did Dan Burns know Eugene Sanders before he became Superintendent of Schools in Toledo? Did DB investigate ES too? ES keeps telling the people in Cleveland that he didn't know anything about DB's illegal activities.lol

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