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]
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