School board ignored IG recommendation to wait
The Board of Education ignored Inspector General Dagley's recommendation last November to wait to see his Seven Locks audit report before making any more decisions about the Kendale project, according to the Almanac.
Instead, on January 10, 2006, the BoE voted to spend $16 million on the Kendale replacement school.
The IG also reported that the BoE "did not comply with its own public notice, application, and initial selection policies in awarding a $900,000 architectural design contract in July, 2004," writes Ken Millstone of the Potomac Almanac.
"Still, the Jan. 10 award to Henley Construction Company Inc. is contingent upon the $3.3 million special appropriation.
Coming on the heels of Dagley’s report, the special appropriation hearing could be the beginning of a complicated endgame in the Kendale affair, or just one more frustration for opponents of the current plan."