Rialto USD wants monies returned; Fontana USD may have similar abuses

Dr. Leslie Boozer

Last week the Board of Education of the Rialto Unified School District voted to hire the law firm of Gutierrez, Fierro and Erickson to seek reimbursement from those who benefited from sweetheart deals with the school district.  The law firm is tasked with determining which entities were awarded preferred contracts by the district.

In July 2013, the district contracted with the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) to review the district’s purchasing functions.  FCMAT provided the district with its report in January of this year.

According to the report, FCMAT found several instances where district representatives may have benefited due to conflicts of interest.  Procurement policies were often bypassed and credit card purchases were made outside of guidelines.

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One thought on “Rialto USD wants monies returned; Fontana USD may have similar abuses

  1. Maybe someone should ask Jimmy Gutierrez why he is no longer the City Attorney for the city of Rialto? Having Jimmy watch people that are caught with their hand in the cookie jar is like putting a fox in the hen house.

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