Examples of District Managed Schools

It is important to note that fraudulent and illegal activity can happen anywhere, regardless of whether or not a school is a charter school. Below are just a few examples, quickly found through a Google search, of scandals, mismanagement, misappropriation of funds, etc. at public district-managed schools.

US Dept of Education – Stop the Crooks
Office of Inspector General Investigation Services
Formed to identify and stop public school Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in U.S. Department of Education Programs
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Oakland Unified (CA) Schools chided for ‘highly unusual’ and ‘suspicious’ fiscal practices June 13, 2018
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New York – Roslyn School District (a wealthy district)
Former Roslyn Superintendent Charged With $1 Million Theft
July 7, 2004
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Texas, Fort Worth School District, four-year FBI investigation into corruption and other wrongdoing in the Fort Worth school district’s construction program ($2M overpayment)
May 28, 2015
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Lancaster PA -Superintendent Ricardo Curry subject of federal, state, and local investigations into illegal hiring practices.
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Harrisburg PA, Harrisburg School District
Former IT director charged in alleged kickback scheme
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Detroit, Michigan 2009
5 Detroit Public Schools employees charged with embezzlement
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Pontiac Michigan 2013
Former Pontiac schools assistant superintendent sentenced for embezzlement
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East Detroit 2016
Feds: 12 Detroit principals stole $1M in kickback scheme
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