Findings of Baltimore City schools spending audit

Among the expenditures by the city school system that U.S. Department of Education auditors found inappropriate:

  • $4,352 spent by two elementary schools for dinner cruises at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
  • $2,413 spent on fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, biscuits, cookies and soda for 28 attendees at a PTA meeting to discuss a school’s budget
  • $1,336 spent to take 30 people to a theater performance downtown that included dinner, dancing and a performance by a local singer
  • $500 spent on a catered “makeover day” for mothers and daughters at a local elementary school
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