Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Law specifically gives IG jurisdiction over schools

Montgomery County law states that the Inspector General is empowered to:

1. review the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations of county government and independent county agencies; 2. prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities; and 3. propose ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of county government departments and county-funded agencies.

As the Gazette reports, county law specifies that "the county board of education and the county school system" is an "independent county agency."