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Questions remain about D.C. school modernization funds –

dcogcadmin | July 14, 2015

By Moriah Costa |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The agency in charge of school modernization mismanaged money, an audit shows, and questions about ensuring financial transparency and accountability remain.

Some of the money, the audit says, is missing.

An estimated 84 percent of sampled expenditures of the private firm hired to manage school modernization projects included missing or insufficient documentation, D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson testified in front of the D.C. Council on Wednesday.

The firm, a joint venture of McKissack & McKissack and Brailsford & Dunlavey known as D.C. PEP, received $37 million from 2010 to 2013.

Jeff Bonvechio, deputy director for capital construction at the Department of General Services, defended the agency, saying cost overruns were due [Read More]