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School Pays Contractor $55/hr for Secretary to Open an Envelope

mayo0047 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 8:32 AM
Are they hiring?
Rich L. Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 11:45 AM
Not anymore. Funny how the light of truth affects the rats.
Sometimes private contractors see schools and their multi-million dollar budgets as great sources of potential revenue.

And because schools rarely employ people with business sense or experience, they sometimes hire contractors to perform major projects without seeking competitive bids or doing thorough background checks on the companies.

Then the cost overrun bills start arriving and more tax dollars than necessary go out the door.

In Hillsborough, New Jersey, school board members were recently “shocked” and “insulted” that the district’s architectural contractor recently submitted invoices totaling about $19,000, according to the Hillsborough Beacon.

Apparently there was some confusion about what...