FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4)- Approximately $1 million in equipment is missing from a South Florida school district’s bus department, according to auditors.

Broward County School District auditors say 426 items are missing from the transportation department, which has been under fire since 2009 when the district began investigating allegations of mismanagement, according to The Sun Sentinel.

The auditors say the missing equipment includes about 170 computers and laptops, dozens of radios and printers, two golf carts, about 15 fax machines, an automatic ice machine purchased for more than $1,600 and a phone system purchased for $32,755.

The audit comes as the school board looks to cut about $115 million from its budget amid rising fuel and health care costs.

The acting director of transportation services says the department is building a database to track missing items.

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Comments (3)
  1. Maryah says:

    Our tax dollar$ @ work……

  2. Warren says:

    Character matters.

  3. yeminmoshe says:

    Lasy year, when the whole scandal about the nepotism situation created by the then mighty Lucille Greene, I wrote a letter to the Editor to the SunSentinel newspaper trying to bring some awareness of the situation to the public at large.
    This doesn’t look very american to me. It’s more like something one would expect in a country like Brazil or Argentina, where repotism rules for decades.
    I’m very sorry for Ms. Carolyn Brownlee-Fuller for having had to inherit such a mess from her precedessor and I hope the broom sweeps to the right, the same way as it is sweeping the Broward County Commission.

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