The official BAPS audit has been released by the AG!!

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General

The media apparently hasn’t had time to read it, based on the content of their news articles, so far, that accompany the link to the audit report.  Some highlights:

1) Air Assurance is not guilty of any misconduct–none whatsoever.

2) The district’s non-compliance with bidding in some instances was due to a lack of understanding of the statutes applying to bidding requirements, but did NOT involve intentional or criminal misconduct.

3) There was no conflict of interest between any of the BAPS board members and Air Assurance.

4) None of Air Assurance’s files kept in a storage unit at a rental facility were damaged back in February 2009 when a fire in two other units, some distance away from the one it rented,  caught fire.  The BA Fire Department did not think there was any relation between the fire and Air Assurance or the controversy surrounding the BAPS, despite the efforts of some people to draw a connection and suggest malfeasance on the part of Air Assurance.

5) There were no violations of the open meetings act by school board members.

6) NEW INFORMATION:   Former, fired superintendent Jim Sisney awarded thousands of dollars in payroll stipends selectively to a handful of top school district administrators, WITHOUT board approval, based on his “judgment.”  [see Objective 16 on page 69 of the audit report]

Gary Jones, Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector

The Broken Arrow School District held a press conference about the audit report findings.  Be sure to check your local news stations and publications tonight and tomorrow. As always, for more information, analysis, and court documents on the audit, Jim Sisney, and the BAPS controversy, please check out Broken Arrow Forum

One thought on “The official BAPS audit has been released by the AG!!

  1. Thank you, Jolie, for the summary. The news articles seem to be focusing on the two blank pages in the audit, and ignoring the 82 pages that are full of words! The implications of these findings are stunning – all the accusations made by the former superintendent and his supporters turned out to be false! This should spur all kinds of investigative reporting into the circumstances surrounding the controversy he created, the participation of the media, and the posse of his followers (including two state representatives!) who deliberately supplied the auditor with misinformation.

    Real reporters should be interested in how in the world the Combs audit got as far as it did, and whether her manager really told her specifically not to interview certain people and research certain information. They seem to want a scandal to report. So why do they ignore the real scandal, which is so much more sinister (and interesting) than the made-up one? Why would they not report on the involvement of government employees, including state representatives and state audit department employees, participating in a coverup to protect another government employee who has deliberately undertaken in a smear campaign against innocent people?

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