Tuesday, February 21, 2012


BISD AUDIT - CON JOB OR REAL - WHO KNOWS

Carl Montoya in working with the Herald, along with the Herald chose to deal with this issue in a very clandestine way - keep the report from the public.  Look at Gary Long's headline - corruption found at almost every level.  Fine - this would not shock me one bit.  In fact I would expect such a finding - now how about telling us what the corruption is as alleged in the report.  Gary Long decides - nah - the Herald does not deem examples  of corruption newsworthy.  Remember we were lead to believe a trustee was being referred for criminal investigation.  Well - is this not in the report?  If it is not, is it not newsworthy to ask why it was left out after the big announcement at a previous meeting?

Carl Montoya being the duffus he is says he believes in transparency - fine - so I go to the BISD page expecting to see the report so I can read it and then do what the Herald refused to do - cite the examples of corruption - but I cannot because like the Herald the report is not provided for the people to read.  This is what Carl Montoya calls transparent.

I am certain as the day is long corruption has reigned for a very long time at BISD, current, past, past past, past past past etc administrations.  You will note they made sure they did not look at the years involving Pat Lehmann.

I cannot support or refute the report because BISD's idea of transparency under Carl Montoya is to not post the audit for the people to read for themselves.

Also where is the ethics in the Herald's report wherein it provided the named wrongdoers and opportunity to respond.  As is always the case with the Herald - where journalism and ethics go to die.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO NOW WHAT!

Anonymous said...

Can a public info request be made to get it?

I don't get why TEA has not come down on BISD if supposedly all this corruption exists?? all the money that is being wasted on lawsuits, settlements, and administrative leave pay???

Anonymous said...

Any idea which years were involved?

Anonymous said...

Corruption? You would not find any in that article written by the BISD 4, I mean the herald.

The audit should be posted in the BISD webpage. For $ 250,000.00 let's see the findings. Afterall, this report was going to be sent to the authorities for prosecution? Am I not correct?

From the looks of the limited reporting in the herald, it appears that people were abusing overtime. Is this $ 250,000.00 worth this evident finding. Year after year, trustees are asking about overtime. You have the internal auditors probably covering this issue year after year.

I bet that most of the findings in the report are findings reported by the internal auditors but the public seldom sees these reports.

Since employees of the district can now sue the trustees, are they able to sue the forensic auditors for their witchhunt? Afterall, they said publicly that they would take any information from the public or the trustees to "put people in jail". If you can't consider that statement as a bona fide witchhunt, then I don't know how you can not.

Keep up the good work on reporting the facts. You're the only place people can rely on.

BobbyWC said...

I believe Danenbaugh can be sued by the new majority come November - I cannot speak to any claims in the report because I have not seen the report.

Like you said what about the internal auditors - how did they not catch this - The CFO does not micromanage each department - the person who is responsible for approving overtime for the departments is the super - in this case that would be Gonzales, and Springston

I cannot comment on Fullers rights without seeing the report and rationale for the findings - but if they blamed him for the conduct of the superintendents he can and should sue Danenbaum

Minerva Pena is determined to keep this majority in place - Brownsville Cheezmeh has aready announced it will work to get rid of the three who have been trying to stop this.

Let there be no mistake - Brownsville Cheezmeh is Rodrigo Moreno- he is behind the BISD majority. How Does Brownsville Cheezmeh intend to control the majority when it has already announced it will seek to replace the there trustees fighting the majority?

Answer: Brownsville Cheezmeh stands with the majority with the exception up the hair up Erasmos ass for Atkinson

Bobby WC

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

I believe Danenbaugh can be sued by the new majority come November - I cannot speak to any claims in the report because I have not seen the report.

Like you said what about the internal auditors - how did they not catch this - The CFO does not micromanage each department - the person who is responsible for approving overtime for the departments is the super - in this case that would be Gonzales, and Springston

I cannot comment on Fullers rights without seeing the report and rationale for the findings - but if they blamed him for the conduct of the superintendents he can and should sue Danenbaum

Minerva Pena is determined to keep this majority in place - Brownsville Cheezmeh has aready announced it will work to get rid of the three who have been trying to stop this.

Let there be no mistake - Brownsville Cheezmeh is Rodrigo Moreno- he is behind the BISD majority. How Does Brownsville Cheezmeh intend to control the majority when it has already announced it will seek to replace the there trustees fighting the majority?

Answer: Brownsville Cheezmeh stands with the majority with the exception up the hair up Erasmos ass for Atkinson

Bobby WC

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

if anyone wants to do an open records request and then get it to me I will post it - teh BV stands for total disclosure and to let the apples fall where they may.

The problem is - you have some idiot at cheezmeh claiming the report proves Zayas and Cortes ripped off BISD - really? They are not even mentioned in the article - where in the report does it say this - as is always the case with people like this - proof not required - just lies

Anonymous said...

Does BISD provide Health Insurance for the board members?

BobbyWC said...

I do not know - but such as in the city's case my position is the same - I would not oppose providing the trustees insurance.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:23 PM
What years?
All past years!!!! This is what I have thought all along and people just look the other way because they don't want to ruffle feathers or are corrupt themselves. it is all about lining their RATA pockets.
Aye, Bobby don't even mention that cult on FB. A bunch of haters who know the price of everything and the value of nothing. They are all on the outs with each other.
KARMA IS A BITCH.
Just relax and watch them self-destruct.
I am glad you continue to keep us informed even though you are constantly being attacked by those that have something to hide.

Anonymous said...

Board members do not receive BISD insurance unless the spouse is employeed by BISD and they pay for the coverage.

Anonymous said...

So now this "forensic audit" implicates Catalina Presas-Garcia and Hector Gonzalez as well. Are they going after them too???Gonzalez

BobbyWC said...

I cannot say that - we have no idea what is in the report - but Presas-garcia and Escobedo were clearly on the board when this was all happening - and it will include part of Gonzales' time at BISD - but again teh report is being hidden from the public - it is typical herald to put out vague claims and then withhold the specifics from the public

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The audit should of included this year too!!! Who knows what deals have been going on now that Dr. M and Dr. A in in place!

Anonymous said...

This audit will get a few LADRONES because they have to justify the BIG bucks they spent to tell them what everybody knows has been going on for a long time. This is supposed to put a feather on someones cap but the truth is still not out because people are still stealing from us and our children.
The abuse is rampant all over BISD.
It's the pink elephant in the room.
The Herald is garbage written for the delusional few who still read it.

Anonymous said...

The following is the form that needs to be completed for overtime request by the district. I wonder if this procedure was required for personnel in transportation and maintenance.
BROWNSVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADDITIONAL WORK APPROVAL FORM

DATE: ______________________


EMPLOYEE NAME: _________________________________________________ EMPLOYEE NUMBER: ______________________

PAY LOCATION: ____________________________ ADDITIONAL HOURS APPROVED: __________________________________

ADDITIONAL WORK ACCOUNT #: ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___

LOCATION OF ADDITIONAL WORK: _____________________________________________________________________________

DATES OF ADDITIONAL WORK: _________________________________________________________________________________
(DATES MUST CORRESPOND TO BEGINNING AND ENDING DATES OF CORRESPONDING TIME SHEET)

REASON FOR ADDITIONAL WORK: _____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
EMPLOYEE SIGNATURE DATE SUPERVISOR SIGNATURE DATE

____________________________________________________ ______________________________
ASST. AREA SUPERINTENDENT SIGNATURE* DATE

_____________________________________________________ ______________________________
FUNDING ADMINISTRATOR SIGNATURE * DATE

____________________________________________________ ______________________________
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS SIGNATURE* DATE


* SIGNATURES CERTIFY APPROVAL FOR THE ADDITIONAL WORK, NUMBER OF HOURS, AND ACCOUNT NUMBER LISTED ABOVE.
THE ORIGINAL WITH ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO PAYROLL ALONG WITH EMPLOYEE TIMESHEET/TIMECARD.
A COPY MUST BE MAINTAINED AT THE CAMPUS/DEPARTMENT FOR THE CURRENT YEAR AND TWO PRIOR YEARS. REVISED 02/08/2007

Anonymous said...

Let's see how many they have and who signed them???????

Anonymous said...

09-09, 09-10, 10-11
Let's see: Cata was/is a board member, Hector Gonzalez was the Superintendent so........who signed all of this forms???

Anonymous said...

It's apparent that procedures were not followed. But is that $ 250,000.00 worth the expense for the taxpayers' money. It's simply findings that any auditor can point out. Is this all that is in this report?

There is abuse in every organization. The reason why these don't get reported in detail much of the time is because of the expense of it all. You hardly ever hear of a 100 % audit from auditors because of the expense. You have to take samples of records to make it a cost effective audit.

Also, how many local private and public detectives were hired in this deal. Money diverted to local detectives working on the side for this forensic auditor at taxpayers expense.

Again, $ 250,000.00 for findings that people already knew. Where is the cost/benefit analysis for this forensic audit?

What about the investment from the auditors the previous board president mentioned at the beginning? That we would recoup millions in E-Rate monies? What happened to that promise?

Anonymous said...

The school auditor make a yearly report on such activities regarding overtime being paid by schools and department. Mrs. Flores is on top of such things and informs the top administrators of such deficiencies. With the Additional Work Form, the district has a check and balance on overtime paid to classified personnel that requires approval of Area Administrators and Superintendent of Schools.

Anonymous said...

Really @4:20?? Is the BISD Auditor really keeping track of this even though its been brought up before in previous board meetings. The problem is that the Auditor is too close with many of the Top Administrators and wants to be their "BFF" so nothing ever gets done or no one gets reprimanded.

Looks like a "BFF" wrote the 4:20pm post. Man, TEA should come an audit this lady.

Anonymous said...

Agree.... Margarita pizano Flores should lose her job if she wasn't being effective.... I hear she recommends to her friend presas Garcia, which admin should be terminated..... Really????? She answers only to the board and does what they ask her to do.... 6 months at Cummings MS to find what.....nothing.... Covering up board's spending, is number one on her list.

Anonymous said...

caty, saw u on the news tonight. Are u OK? you look really bad. are u having trouble sleeping at night due to your guilty conscience? Plus your roots r showing.You better start praying for forgiveness because karma is a B....:)

Anonymous said...

If the district auditor is such a close friend of Cata and has been given the power to recommend termination of personnel, why did they need a forensic auditor to tell them of the abuse of overtime in transportation and maintenance?The fact is that the majority in the board is going to paid $250,000.00 of tax payers money to get an outside agency to tell them what is supposely wrong in the district to get rid of those that are not supporting them and show how they can control the district's affairs.

Anonymous said...

What are you saying? Minerva Pena is NOT determined to keep the current majority in place. Why are you working so hard against one of the only voices trying to get BISD back on the right track? Bobby you dislike everyone. No matter who wins in November you will dislike them. You say there are no sacred cows, but it is not about that. Tt is about you disliking everyone on the planet. Including yourself. Que Triste para tu Mama... un hijo como tu que no ama a la humanida.....

BobbyWC said...

Yes you are right - I hate everyone - all of my work for special needs children ptoves that - OR - maybe you should learn how to read - my reasoning was spelled out in black and white and you still could not get it - people will vote against her for no other reason than the word incumbent next to her name - this will guarantee the current majority keeps control even after Presas-garcia loses

Learn to read

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Learn to read is right on,Bobby.
It is amazing how people over react to the obvious. I understand exactly what you say all the time and wish others would too. Sometimes I need to read your posts twice before comprehending the message.
Some people still insist on shooting the messenger.


@ 11:50 PM
Leave loved ones out of this---stop hitting below the belt---TROLL.

BobbyWC said...

On the issue of incumbent I was black and white - so the post shows the reader could not care less about reality or BISD

Now I will be the first to say sometimes when the fatigue is real bad I fail to see some confusion in my posts - the other day I was looking at an old restaurant review and was shocked with how many mistakes were in the review - sometimes I read what should have been a sentence 3-4 times before I understood what I was saying

By doing very limited blogging I have a lot more time to edit and even sit on a post for a while before posting it

But on this one - my point was black and white

But people we cannot reason with Peña - she is adamant god is talking to her and god wants her to stay - you cannot reason with someone like Peña -

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby, even if you have been against me, in some issues, I still think you are the ONLY blogger where we get the truth with FACTS!!!
I will continue to read your blog, and if I run for office, any office, I will advertise here....Period!

Anonymous said...

Bobby, can you get some more news on the second part of the deposition?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Copies of the forensic audit are available for the low low price of $4.90. Interesting reading....

Seems that it wasn't only the transportation and maintenance depts that were in question.

Yet..why were they the only ones targeted CATA?

Are we talking personal vendettas/agendas? TSK...TSK...

BobbyWC said...

Ads are not taken at the BV

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The community of Brownsville should not be worry with the latest concern presented by the audit of the district. Cata and the majority of the trustees have done the right thing in bringing back Rendon to take over the transportation department. Remember how Rendon took over Special Services and discovered all the deficiencies of the department. He reported them to the FBI and he will do the same with the transportation department. People are complaining that Rendon is not around the office or in the transportation department. What people don’t know is that Rendon is already out in the field investigating the problems of the department. When Rendon was in Special Services he was never in his office; however, he solved the problems of the department. In simple words, the transportation problems will be fixed.

BobbyWC said...

there is no doubt in my mind BISD needs a complete house cleaning - but idiot - the TEA did a complete assessment of Rendon in Special Services and it was not pretty

The TEA tore Rendon and Gonzales new A holes - peddle your lies elsewhere

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Rendon has already started making drastic changes in the transportation department. No longer will the female drivers be allowed to wear tied fitting jeans on the job. However, they will be able to wear short shorts like the ones that the clerks (girls) wear in his drive-in convenience store. Major improvement!

BobbyWC said...

So there is no confusion the above comment is a joke - when I first learned of Rendon's business I was actually quite shocked that an educator would run a business which is basically the Hooters of beer distributors - the place is real - I live just down the block from the place and it sickens me he the business uses the sexuality of young girls to get drunks to buy beer

bobby Wc

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a conflict of work issue with the current transportation director's side business? Somewhere in the handbook it mentions that one's outside business must not interfere with their own school district duties.

Also, as an administrator, shouldn't his time be spent most on school district affairs?

BobbyWC said...

As to the beer place I have never been able to verify it is anything but a business owned by a Rendon - as to Art I could not find evidence he owns it

Some people tell he does and others tell he does not. who knows

Art Rendon's biggest issue is the vendor prepared to testify that several months ago Rendon told him to not bother with bidding on the advertising on the buses because a decision had already been made to give the contract to a Houston company

During the process of actually bidding everything will be closely watched - if it does go to teh Houston company I think BISD will find itself being sued

bobby WC

Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE FIND OUT IF THIS WAS CATAS AUDIT OR LUCYS? WORD AROUND TOWN HAS THE AUDIT FINDINGS BEING PUSHED BY LUCY WHO IS THE AUDIT CHAIR.

Anonymous said...

i recieved a copy of the audit withing 3 hours from time of request...

Anonymous said...

Bobby, you are right. I have been stopped at a Red Light right in front of the business and you can see the women lean into the cars just like they do at street corners picking up "Johns". It is easy to see in the evenings on my way home. They wear cut off tops and really short shorts.I feel embarrassed for these girls. Are they legal to work in the U.S. You can hear them speaking out loud to the cashier as they service the customers in the cars that drive through and they only speak spanish when doing so. Just asking.......