Leaders in the Minneapolis school system used district credit cards for unauthorized purchases and failed to follow expense policies, a review of school expenses by the Minneapolis Star Tribune found.
The newspaper reviewed $1.5 million in credit card expenses submitted by 262 employees since last summer. A sample of 270 expense reports showed nearly half were submitted with no supporting receipts. Some transactions for more than $1,000 included no receipts even though district policies require receipts for every expense.
School officials spent thousands of dollars at grocery stores, retail stores, and restaurants in Minneapolis and around the country.
A version of this article appeared in the January 21, 2015 edition of Education Week as Credit Card Use by Officials In Minneapolis Is Scrutinized