WASHINGTON – The investigation into possible misuse of student funds at a Montgomery County school continues, but concerns about the financial dealings at Rock Terrace Elementary School apparently aren’t new.
A memo dated November 2, 2011, shows that Roger Pisha, the Internal Audit Supervisor for Montgomery County Public Schools, advised principal Dianne Thornton that “financial records must be kept up to date at all times. Delay in recording transactions significantly increases the likelihood of error, loss of information, and loss of funds.”
In the memo, Pisha notes that a former financial specialist at the school still had authorization to write checks on the school’s account.
The audit covering the period from August 2008 to September 2011 also found:
The memo ends with a statement: “Other matters were discussed and satisfactorily resolved.”