On another post Anonymous wrote:
"Important new thread:
PPS agenda review material
Has anyone else noticed the vast array of technology equipment moving on PEPPM contracts instead of local bids?
PEPPM has always been a good price for a single item, not for bulk.
Here's a real gem from the June agenda: a 5 year contract at almost $2 million a year with Xerox to "consolidate" copiers. The contract is charged to "various" accounts and is supposed to save a million a year.
Well, if you look at the PPS budget, the entire cost for copiers is less than $1 million today!!!!!!!! And that includes the cost of two staff positions to run the central print shop.
Is every board member asleep? Ask for the account lines, all of them and with it a five year detailed report in those accounts of the copier transactions.
Also tucked away in the report is a "donation" of time from Microsoft K12 to study the district's processes. This isn't a donation, this is a sales call for a new human resources and financial system.
Start looking backwards at the conferences CIO Mark Campbell has attended; something here really stinks."
And then anon2 wrote:
"Ordinary people sitting at home for a few minutes on the computer after sending the kids to school and before heading to work are dumbstruck by posts like the previous one from anonymous 6:27. Perhaps it is time for A+ Schools to stop watching the board and direct some energy and time to delving into the area of fiscal responsibility at the district."