LCPS may face audit by state ed depar...

LCPS may face audit by state ed department

There are 27 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Apr 14, 2011, titled LCPS may face audit by state ed department. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Las Cruces Public Schools will find out by the end of business today if the New Mexico Public Education Department will audit its books.

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fred flintstone

AOL

#1 Apr 14, 2011
I have read about this Art Trillo the head janitor at Vista Middle School with his convictions while working for the district, and just wonder why someone like that is still employed there. Are you that hard up to find good workers. I talked to a friend of mine that has a child there and she says the guy is a bully to the kids. Is someone looking into this or what. If I was in charge this is the kind of worker I would fire first.
Neighbor

United States

#2 Apr 14, 2011
The new high school with an out of town architect and an out of town builder, all cost plus,not bid as is normally done, is costing five times what Onate cost!!! In Longview, TX they just built 5 BRAND NEW schools for 100 million, the same we are paying for ONE high school!!! Something is outrageously wrong here. Why don't they audit this job? Why are they spending 5 times too much money for the new school when they are having to fire the teachers needed to man it. They are dumping 3000 cars per day on a 2 lane road not designed for traffic!!!! No traffic lights???? What's with this??? I know something smells bad here. Wait for the traffic accidents and deaths of bikers!
leonard

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Apr 14, 2011
The whole thing stinks. If you think I am wrong ask a child what time it is, ask him/her to count change, have them write with a pencil. the list goes on and I speaking of high school children and the teachers what more, for what.
Valley Native

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Apr 14, 2011
I hope they remember to take a look at Rounds executive secretary hiding out up in Albuquerque.
LCPS parent

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Is this why my son's teacher has been so grumpy lately?
Free to all who cross

United States

#6 Apr 14, 2011
Let the teacher bashing continue...
Evolution

United States

#7 Apr 14, 2011
Let the district get through the audit before you all start pointing fingers and calling people out by name. This is a good thing that needs to happen, if they find there was malicious things happening then you will know where or who to direct your comments to and not blaming with no clue what's going on.
Cato

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Apr 14, 2011
All of the comments so far address anything but the issues raised in the article. The questions are why is there an increase in Special Education students when the district is trying to reduce the numbers? I think there is a social issue here, not so much a budget problem.
Secondly, Senator Smith is surprised that the school districts are looking to find any penny they can to mitigate the effect of the budget cuts. I am surprised at his naivete. Looking under the mattress and the sofa cushions is just good management at times like this.
ILOVEDUMMIES

Monroe, MI

#9 Apr 14, 2011
Hmmm.... maybe the issues are systemic. What's the point of putting 'professionals' in these administrative positions they cannot even handle? The problem never lies with the kids, it's adults that screw everything up!
what

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Apr 14, 2011
What administrative costs are being cut? We have a bilingual department that has three secretaries and at least two double dippers. And no reductions. But they can go to Spain and look for Spanish teachers? What is that all about?
Just saying

United States

#11 Apr 14, 2011
This is how you get more money in the long run...at the time the unit value is being established, report less units. This amount is divided by the overall budget and the unit value is higher. A year or two later, report more units...say it was a computer issue and POW,your district gets more money. The PED will not find anything amiss however there was an ethical failure by the Rounds administration. Can't prove my theory...but I wonder...
sad

Hatch, NM

#12 Apr 14, 2011
It's sad to think that our children are considered units.

It is also sad that our children's education is suffering because of mistakes made by adults that are supposed to be looking into their best interest.
lcpstrash

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Apr 14, 2011
Stan Rounds is just another politician. Look at how he is playing this budget crisis. First of all he is getting a raise while there will be somewhere around 2oo less jobs due to lack of funds. Kids are units, or bricks, or numbers. People like him know only numbers...mainly his own numbers.

Anything else, like the whole kids first schpiel, is simple politician Stan rubbish.
Grandma

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Apr 14, 2011
Valley Native wrote:
I hope they remember to take a look at Rounds executive secretary hiding out up in Albuquerque.
Juss how is Rounds going to pass any type of audit when his track records of paying his adm asst to live and work in ABQ. The records show she is making more than 85% of the teachers in the classroom.
NMSU_Alum

El Paso, TX

#16 Apr 14, 2011
I find it hard to believe that she is making more than 85% of teachers in the classroom... Look it up in the salary listing that the sun-news posts. Just by taking a glance, it seems that that average teacher salary seems to be in the lower $40,000 range.
Grecianformula2

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Apr 14, 2011
Taxpayer wrote:
The State Board of Education will find out that the thieves here in Las Cruces are stealing them blind just like the politicans who allow it to happen. No wonder why this state is ranked as one of the worst educationally in the nation and has a teen pregnancy rate that is out of sight. They learn how to fuck in school instead of the three R's.
Nt only are you a crass idiot but you seem to have escaped the censor for using the most verboten word in public use. You must be very proud of yourself. God help us if people of your kind get control of anything. You are a boor. May I say, with loving care, bannedword-you, sir.
common sense

Las Cruces, NM

#19 Apr 14, 2011
The public should welcome an audit as long as it is an honest one. If problems are found they can be dealt with. If anyone is found to be deliberately cooking the books they can be dealt with as well.
Brushybill

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 14, 2011
Well, Hannah Skandera has managed to deflect criticism of her fumbling of calculating the units by not accusing the districts. I'm telling you, this lady is a shiester. She is not equipped to head up anything. She needed to admit that she messed up in caluclating the units, which were given to legislators in order to figure the per unit funding. She screwed up and is passing the buck. There is more of this to come, ladies and gentlemen.
LC native

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Apr 14, 2011
NMSU_Alum wrote:
I find it hard to believe that she is making more than 85% of teachers in the classroom... Look it up in the salary listing that the sun-news posts. Just by taking a glance, it seems that that average teacher salary seems to be in the lower $40,000 range.
Several years ago, the Sun-News reported her salary at $50,000+...with an associate's degree!
Paul

Los Alamos, NM

#22 Apr 14, 2011
common sense wrote:
The public should welcome an audit as long as it is an honest one. If problems are found they can be dealt with. If anyone is found to be deliberately cooking the books they can be dealt with as well.
I totally agree. However, if any discrepancies are found, and mismanagement, incompetance, or honest "oversight," are the cause, the Board should make plans to retract Mr. Round's $30,000 bonus. Fifty additional lost jobs would be simply unexcuseable. I would then suggest that Mr. Round's is overqualified to run the District and should look into running the Electric Company instead.

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