from the DISD family who never used the DISD credit card gave me a
copy of DISD's policy on the use of Title I funds.
Under OMB Circular A-87, OMB Circular
A-122, and OMB Circular A-21 of the DISD Title I policy manual, part
2 cost principles, appendix 1, part 2 states purchases
using the DISD Credit Card for the following
items is titled as Unallowable: Food
and Beverage, Entertainment (including amusement, diversion, social
activities, and ceremonials and any costs associated with such),
Goods and Services for Personal Use, Promotional Items (such as
T-shirts, caps, tote bags, key chains, etc.)
article below states "Ms.
Furtado, 58, has worked for DISD since 1980. She spent about
$477,400 between January 2004 and June 2006, according to a database
of district credit card transactions. Her spending over that period
included $6,288 at Wal-Mart and $3,245 at Barnes and Noble. District
records for her credit card show $19,784 spent at Buddy's Sporting
Goods. Receipts show purchases of numerous Polo shirts from that
Even this barrio dude realizes there must
be hundreds of DISD employees sweating
bullets as we speak.
A quick look-see and participant registration in Allen
Gwinn's website, Dallas.org, will
astound any DISD school taxpayer and any federal taxpayer.
Purchase of groceries is a No No.
Purchases at an uptown book store,
like Barnes and Noble, are also a No No.
Where I live, a DISD area supervisor frequents a Barnes and Noble
using that DISD credit card.
Chihuahua, all those grocery purchases at places like Fiesta
Food Store had me wondering if the intent
was to stamp out hunger in the barrio.
However, I slapped myself back into reality and realized the
intent here was either to be very nice or someone was buying
groceries for personal consumption.
DISD employee (Halice Furtado)
is allowed to resign after spending almost a half-million DISD
school taxpayer funds. No mention if
criminal charges or reimbursement of those funds are forthcoming.
Why go through the thus far million dollar taxpayer price tag to
investigate the DISD credit card fiasco if you're going to allow
thieves to resign?
I sincerely hope Title I funds or funds from the rumor based
so-called slush fund #6219 are not being used to pay for the DISD
million dollar investigation.
When I first read the name Furtado,
I thought the singer Nellie Furtado was the culprit.
Once I put ob my glasses,
I realized it was Halice not Nellie. lol
think one can blame ignorance of the law or DISD
policy in this situation. I assure
you there will be individuals knocking on both the FBI and Dallas
County District Attorney's offices once
DISD makes public the names of DISD employees who will not be
criminally charged and only disciplined for committing credit card
another note, what is it with those PTA's operating in North Dallas?
You'ld think folks who have a desire to
segregate on the taxpayer's dime would have gotten the message when
word got out on the results of the student segregation federal
lawsuit at Preston Hollow Elementary School.
I understand the Franklin Junior High School PTA had an
off-campus PTA function a few weeks ago at a private home where wine
was served and DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa attended and
was listed as a speaker on the flyer which
was passed without knowledge or permission of the Principal to
Preston Hollow Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students.
It appears Preston Hollow Elementary School is a feeder
school to Franklin Junior High School;
hence, Hillcrest High School is the feeder
school for Franklin Junior High School.
Superintendent Hinojosa must have been
surprised to see the litigants in the
Preston Hollow Elementary School segregation lawsuit at that
gathering. Both had reservations
about attending the
function, but they were interested in
who from DISD would attend this off-campus gathering and decided to
check things out.
With all the bad PR on the segregation of
students at Preston Hollow Elementary School,
you'ld think endorsement and participating
in off-campus PTA functions would also be a No No, right?
I hear there are many PTA's in North
Dallas who continue to schedule PTA meetings at 8:00
am and continue to hold meetings/functions off-campus.
It gives a strong impression of an intent to exclude,
rather than include.
News for you folks, we're in your face and we're not cutting
loose of your bad intentions.