According to audit reports which surfaced over the weekend, school districts from coast-to-coast have been wildly misusing and mishandling congressional COVID-19 emergency relief funds. Instead of helping students get the education which was disrupted by quarantines, they put new grass on the football field in Wisconsin and expanded “the city-owned Quinta Mazatlan nature center” in South Texas.
School district corruption
In the New World Order version of America we find ourselves in these days, the definition of “school” is “place where government propaganda is officially forced on children.” The dumbing down of impressionable youngsters is totally intentional. Independent thinking is a threat to the Imperial Palace so they stamp it out and replace it with liberal “awareness.”
When parents dare question the lesson plans, they’re promptly labeled “domestic terrorists” and hauled away to FEMA camp for “re-education” in the form of a lobotomy. Education officials and administrators, on the other hand, can do as they please and get away with it.
The inspector general overlord for the Ministry of Education declared that “schools across the country lacked oversight in the distribution of the funds.” They threw it away frivolously on “new nature centers and turf fields, instead of technology and mental health services.”
After Congress shelled out “$190 billion in aid to go to school districts in need,” it vanished like a puff of Hunter Biden’s crack smoke. All because Congress trusted the administrators so they could avoid “detailing requirements.”
One district in Wisconsin is taking the brunt of the heat and being made a shining example of the liberal stupidity all over America. The “prime example of relief fund abuse” comes from the Whitewater, Wisconsin school board. They casually “voted to use 80 percent of its $2 million relief grant to revamp its sports team’s fields.” When Virginia lawmaker Bobby Scott got wind of that, he noted that wasn’t why he approved the money.
“I suspect you can make a case for anything, but the purpose is clear: It’s to open safely, stay open safely and deal with learning loss. These are targeted resources needed to address the fact that a lot of children just didn’t achieve much for about a year.” Bridges don’t actually need to stand up any more, they only need Wifi. Just ask the engineering college in Florida who built the pedestrian bridge that pancaked before it was finished.
Waste, fraud and abuse
Athletics projects seem to be a common theme, according to the IG report. “a growing number of school districts in the U.S. are using federal pandemic funding on athletics projects.”
Spending $1.6 million on “synthetic turf fields for football, baseball and softball” frees up funds for things like staff bonuses.
The watchdog went after the DOE, barking loudly that “programs were needed to prevent such misuse or abuse of the funds.” He highlighted, underlined and marked in red asterisks the line that said “steps must be put in place to ensure that the programs are not subject to waste, fraud and abuse.”
No school should be allowed to throw taxpayer money away. Even so, “more rounds of relief funds are still being disbursed throughout the country.” Like in McAllen, Texas.
As reported by The Hill, the McAllen Independent School District Board of Trustees “allotted $4 million in ESSER relief funds to facilitate the expansion of the city-owned Quinta Mazatlan nature center.”
“Although the district cited the ‘rare opportunity’ provided by ‘an authentic science lab right here in our backyard,’ the proposal received heavy criticism from district parents.” One of those parents, Tory Guerra, “rightfully questioned how the sanctuary was related to student recovery.” The project won’t be finished until 2024. “Half the kids won’t even get to reap the benefit” of the nature center.