Skip to comments.12 Principals and Assitants Removed for CPS Lunch Scam
Posted on 07/13/2012 12:09:31 PM PDT by Lurker
The Chicago Public School system has removed 12 principals and assistant principals for allegedly falsifying free and reduced lunch forms for their own children, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General and CPS.
None of the 12 assistant principals or principals have been charged with a crime, but have been removed from their posts pending due process hearings. Their names have been withheld during the hearing process. The program costs about $100 million per year and is meant to provide nutritious meals to needy children.
The investigation by the OIG has uncovered continuing fraud in this program and we will not stand for any lapse in ethical judgment by our school leaders, said CPS Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard. CPS employees have an obligation to the students, families and taxpayers of this District to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards. We simply cannot, and will not, allow any employee to break the trust that parents and children of this District place in us every day.
Right, which is also tied in to the stories recently about schools banning kids from bringing homemade lunches “for health reasons”. In reality, they just want to force more kids to eat the “free” lunch so they can keep the gravy train from DC coming.
lapse in ethical judgment
Sorry, but "lapse in ethical judgment" implies some sort of momentary failure.
This is a long-term LACK of ethical judgement, or more correctly, a DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO RIP OFF THE SYSTEM.
We simply cannot, and will not, allow any employee to break the trust that parents and children of this District place in us every day.
BZZZZZT. Wrong. Thanks for playing.
Does anybody really "place their trust" in you anymore?
People place their kids with you, because they either have, or think they have, no other choice.
LOL! oh, these guys are a riot! too funny.
School administrators will do almost anything to pump up the numbers of kids on these programs. Almost every other “aid” and “grant” program imaginable is tied directly to the percentage of kids receiving the free lunch.
The SLD alone burns through well over a couple of billion a year.
A question I’ve always had:
Here in Indiana, we have 369,000 children on the Govt breakfast and lunch program. And the schools are also open in the summer to serve breakfast and lunch even though class is not in session.
Is this amount of free food considered in the calculation of the food stamp benefits supplied to the family?
No. I the family is receiving food stamps the children are automatically placed in the lunch program.
In the state of Colorado the calculation is not considered...they do not deduct the cost of the free lunches and breakfasts from the monthly food stamp amount
This cost is peanuts ... Looks to me like real Chicago crooks are using principals as whipping boys.
Therefore I am almost certain that I am correct in my suspicions.
Principals, who don’t get mere peanuts, did this??? I don’t know what stinks more, how criminal it was or how chintzy it was.
Still, why would the principals do it. It’s almost on the level of “ha ha, I scored one” rather than making off with significant money. Still that’s so many free lunches less available for the actual needy. Bet these are liberals all too.
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The article says that these were Principals making upwards of 70 grand a year. Leaving that aside, falsifying these forms is a Felony. These are Federal dollars we are talking about here.
And these crooks are being allowed to simply resign or be fired. You try falsifying a Federal aid form sometime and watch if you get to just say “sorry”, resign, and walk away.
The entire CPS is shot through with this kind of crap.
Should be sacked for stupidity....risking a six figure salary position let alone jail time over free lunches?
Free lunch isn’t even means tested in many places.
Here in the Twin Cities you can get ‘free’ breakfast,dinner, and snack,too at some rec centers. And not just for students.
Here in Washington, the schools serve free box lunches to anyone under the age of 18. All they have to do is show up. It’s not need based or anything.
Doubtless there was a warning in the boilerplate on the form that intentional false statements to get aid would be considered a crime. And these doofuses went ahead and did it anyhow? What does a scandal like this look like to the school kids? In my day, the biggest educator scandal was teachers’ strikes. But at least they didn’t steal.
This is Washington state I gather. Oh well, that’s your state’s business.
Oh! This was surely intended to mean “assistants” not “assitants.” Although maybe they do mostly “sit” around on their, ahem, “ass” for all we know.
CPS employees making as much as $70,000 per year were applying for the benefit
I'm sure no principal in Chitown makes that little money. Here in Indiana (which pays well below Illinois) principals make 100 grand and up.
Yes, we have a bunch of Libtards in Olympia.
——Is this amount of free food considered in the calculation of the food stamp benefits supplied to the family?——
Would that not go against this administration policy of getting as many people with as much payout as possible to get the US to the Cloward Piven strategy to bring down the country to rebuild into their wet dream socialist nightmare ....
And this summer at the school I took some kids to (I am a guardian) they no longer discourage adults from “finishing the plate”. Up through last summer they were very strict on that.
Yep, these are the 'types' I want teaching children... nice liberal values... Did you notice they left out the 'teachers' who are been removed?
Too many to name?
Maybe JC Penny and Kraft Foods (Oreo cookie) can come to their defense... traditional Americans don't like this kind of stuff - and that makes the cheaters victims - worthy of liberal love.... and favor. Stick it to those traditional Americans liberals, you guys are sooooooo superior. ( yeah - liberals DO protect corrupt teachers and the unions that allow them to get away with NOT teaching )